Chateau Fortia Cuvee de Baron 2016
The Cuvee de Baron from Chateau Fortia is the flagship wine from this historic wine estate. Made from a blend of three of the classic Rhone varietals this is a wine that can be drunk now but will also keep for many years. Cuvee de Baron Chateauneuf du Pape is a very textured and silky wine with lovely concentration and a lightness of touch in the winemaking which belies the power of this superb wine.
Chateau Fortia is a symbolic estate in Chateauneuf-du-Pape, both for its location and its roots that are closely linked to that of its appellation. In 1929 due to the efforts of Baron Pierre Leroy, Chateauneuf du Pape became the first appellation with a set of winemaking regulations. Today his descendants carry on the long tradition.
The grapes are de-stalked. Fermentation in temperature controlled tanks with a long maceration lasting about 21 days. Malolactic fermentation takes place in large oak barrels. After racking the wine is aged for 12 months in oak casks followed by a further 12 months in bottle prior to release.
A very textured and silky wine with lovely concentration and a lightness of touch in the winemaking which belies the power of this superb wine.
Everyday Serving Suggestion
Chateau Fortia Cuvee de Baron is best served at room temperature to accompany strong flavoured meat dishes, game and mature cheese.
Country / Region / Appellation
FR / Rhone / Chateauneuf-du-Pape AOC
Grapes - Grenache 45%, Syrah 40%, Mourvedre 15%
Vegetarian/Vegan - Yes/Yes
Milk/Eggs - No/No
Contains Sulphites - Yes