Château Fortia

Château Fortia

Cuvée du Baron Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red Rhone Blend

Tony s
9.7

granache 45% syrah 45% mourvèdre 10% (I believe) & I enjoyed it more than the traditional. — 7 months ago

Domaine de la Solitude

Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red Rhone Blend 2009

Yoon Ha
9.4

It's no chateau fortia but you could do a lot worse. — 9 years ago

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Château Fortia

Tradition Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red Rhone Blend 2013

Enjoyed 2 bottles of 2013 with William/Abby and Allison/Ollie. Paired magnificently with rib roast dinner. Full bodied without being overpowering, well balanced, full of fruit. — 3 months ago

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Château Fortia

Réserve Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red Rhone Blend 2016

Having never tried anything from Chateau Fortia, I wasn’t entirely sure what to expect but it was a remarkably similar wine to “Le Vins Des Amis”. For those who are unfamiliar, Fortia is a very old estate in Chateauneuf du Pape and what makes the “Reserve” so unique (and why I specifically chose to taste it alongside the “Le Vin des Amis”) is that it’s predominately Syrah (approx. 85%!) with the balance being Mourvedre. Deep purple color with an opaque core; high viscosity. Medium+ intensity with purple flowers, a mix of blue and red fruits, bacon fat, and pepper salami. On the palate, this was a slightly broader shouldered wine compared to the wine from the North. The blue and red fruits had more power and the black pepper was more pronounced. Medium+ tannin. Medium acid. The finish is a bit hot but when considering the 15.5% abv it’s remarkably under control. Long finish. A really delicious, if somewhat unusual CdP that I would be happy to drink again. — 10 months ago

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Château Fortia

Edmée le Roy Châteauneuf-du-Pape White Rhone Blend

Tony s
9.9

70% Roussanne 20% Clairette 10% Grenache Blanc — 7 months ago

Domaine Auguste Clape

Le Vin des Amis Syrah 2016

This was a fun one. A friend of mine, a wine guy that predominately drinks new world Cabernet Sauvignon, was visiting my place and wanted to try something from the old world. I figured it might be fun to try two different expressions of Syrah from the Rhône; one from the North (Auguste Clape’s “Le Vin des Amis” with vines located in and around Cornas) and one from the South (Chateau Fortia “Reserve” from Chateauneuf du Pape). Both bottles were from the same vintage and aged (at least partially) in foudre. Popped and poured. “Le Vin des Amis” appears as a deep, glass staining purple color with medium+ viscosity. On the nose, high intensity with purple flowers and a powerful bacon fat/deli case smell. Funky, but not in a barnyard sort of way; more like a reductive sort of way. The funk eventually blew off after 15-20 minutes. There are blue fruits with a generous amount of black pepper. On the palate, blue and red fruits with black pepper, lavender and iron-like minerals. Medium tannin, Medium+ acid. Medium alcohol. Long, lip smacking finish. A very giving wine that punches way high above its weight class considering this is Clape’s “entry level” wine. Clape’s “entry-level” offering — 10 months ago

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