93 points - Jeb Dunnuck
92 points - James Suckling
91 points - Jeff Leve - The Wine Cellar Insider
Silver medal - Concours Mondial de Bruxelles 2021

45% Grenache and 10% Syrah and 45% Mouvedre grapes, aged in large oak foudres. This Châteauneuf is ripe, spicy and structured, with wonderful savoury flavours.

One of the oldest estates in Châteauneuf-du-Pape. Although it is named after the Marques de Fortia d'Urban, who owned the property in the 18th Century, it was most famously owned by the Le Roy family, who took control in the early 20th Century. The 36-hectare Chateau Fortia Vineyard has dedicated 32 hectares to growing vines. Located in1 La Fortiasse, towards the southern part of Rhone Valley, this vineyard is a perfect example of a balanced ecosystem as well. Grenache Noir, Syrah and Mourvedre are the famous reds grown in this vineyard. You can also see parcels of whites that include Roussanne, Clairette and Grenache Blanc.

Medium ruby red color with bluish reflections. Open and pleasant nose of fresh red fruit jam (raspberry and redcurrant) and notes of sweet liquorice. Delicately spicy. The palate is full-bodied and generous, with fat and then tension. Nice volume of midpalate. The tannins are dense and fine, chiseled, and carry the wine on the finish. We find the same aromatic register of the nose. A tasty and elegant wine.

 

(MAV00030)

Country:

France

Region:

Chateauneuf Du Pape, Rhone Valley

Variety:

Grenache, Syrah, Mouvedre

Style:

Big gutsy reds

Closure:

Cork

ABV

15.5%

Bottle size:

750ml

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Food Match:

Hearty dishes and casseroles

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