Chateau Fortia Edmée Le Roy Châteauneuf-du-Pape White 2020

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Chateau Fortia Edmée Le Roy Châteauneuf-du-Pape White 2020

Country - France

Region - Rhone

Grape Varieties - Roussanne 70%, Clairette 20%, Grenache Blanc 10%

Alcohol by volume - 14%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - Château Fortia

Tasting notes - A seductive wine with intense aromas of mango, vine peach complemented by notes of preserved lemon. Rich and textured on the palate, with concentrated ripe exotic fruit flavours and a hint of honey. It shows beautiful balance with a mineral note on the unctuous finish. 

Awards
92 pts, IWC, 2021

Chateau Fortia Edmée Le Roy Châteauneuf-du-Pape White 2020

Broad flavours of dried apricot and hazelnuts
complemented by tangy lemon peel on the finish.
ProducerNote
Château Fortia is a symbolic estate in Châteauneuf-du-Pape, both for its location and
its roots that are closely linked to that of its appellation. In 1936 due to the efforts of
Baron Pierre Leroy, Châteauneuf du Pape became the first appellation with a set of
winemaking regulations. Today his descendants still continue the proud family tradition.
Vintage
2020 was characterised as a stress-free year in the vineyard with a smooth harvest
which produced bright and balanced wines. Winter and spring, saw good rainfall
which replenished the much needed soil water reserves after the hot 2019 vintage. Mild
winter temperatures triggered early budburst, which continued into spring signalling an
early vintage, with flowering mid-May. Summer was warm, but without heat spikes
allowing the grapes to ripen to full maturity. The whites are bright, with vibrant fruit and
floral notes, underpinned by wonderful freshness.
Vineyard
Château Fortia stretches over 36 hectares of which 32 are devoted to growing vines.
The rest, made up of woodland, flower and vegetable gardens, which contribute to
the balance of the ecosystem on the estate. They strive to limit the use of phytosanitary
products and for many years they have been working the soils mechanically in order to
avoid chemical weed killers. The technique of sexual confusion of predators. Two-thirds
of the property serves as a hunting reserve promoting the development of plant and
wildlife. Since 2016 Château Fortia has been certified by Terra Vitis and since 2019 it
holds the HVE certificate which officially recognises the environmental performance of
winegrowers, including biodiversity conservation, plant protection strategies, managed
fertiliser use and water resource management. Recent improvements in the vineyard
have included the replanting of vines in the correct plots of land to suit the grape
variety. The distinct terroir here consists of rounded quartzite stones from the
Villafranchian period. These stones absorb heat during the day then radiate it at night,
ensuring full grape maturity is reached. The yields are 30 hectolitres per hectare.
Winemaking
The grapes were hand-harvested in the morning in order to retain freshness and
manually sorted in the vineyard. The bunches were immediately pressed and the
Roussannes and Grenache Blanc juices were cold settled for 24 hours. Fermentation
took place in stainless steel temperature controlled tanks, preserving the purity of fruit
and aromas. The Clairette juice was cold settled for between five and seven days prior
to fermentation, in order to extract exotic fruit aromas. After fermentation and racking
the wine was left for six months in stainless steel tanks with bâtonnage (lees stirring) to
impart texture and was lightly filtered prior to botting in the spring following the harvest.
TastingNote
An intensely aromatic wine with notes of of mango, passion fruit and a mineral touch of
wet stone. Rich, textured and ample on the palate, with concentrated exotic fruit
flavours, this shows beautiful balance with a tense and mineral finish.
Grape
Roussanne 60%, Clairette 30%, Grenache Blanc 10%


Awards
92 pts, IWC, 2021


Winemaker: Sandra Rochel
Region: Rhône
Subregion: Châteauneuf-duPape
Country: France
Alcohol: 13.5%

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