Château-Fortia Chateauneuf du Pape Tradition 2015
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Chateau Fortia is one of the older estates in Chateauneuf du Pape. In fact, Chateau Fortia can date itself all the way back to its humble beginnings as a Southern Rhone Valley farm in 1763. The property takes its name from the founder of the estate, the Marquis de Fortia. The first label displaying the Chateau Fortia name was produced in 1930. Today Chateau Fortia is owned and managed by the Le Roy family who has been in charge of the property since the early part of the 20th century.
Even though most of their vines are in one large parcel, the soils are varied. They have a terroir of sand, clay, limestone and large rocks in their soil. The vineyard is planted to mostly Grenache with Syrah and a bit of Mourvedre. Chateau Fortia Tradition is a blend of all three grapes. The wine is aged for an average of 16 months in old foudres.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:
"The 2015 Châteauneuf du Pape Tradition (65% Grenache, 30% Syrah and 5% Mourvèdre aged all in foudre) is a classic Châteauneuf that has ample red fruits (strawberries, raspberries), garrigue and leather nuances in a rich, nicely textured style." - 90 Points
|Region||France, Rhone, Chateauneuf-du-Pape|