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In 2019, the climate was very dry and hot during the growth of the vine. As a result, the harvest began very early in the season with grapes showing excellent health, thick skins and intense colors.
The reds with aromas of ripe fruit, raspberries with a slight touch of mint present a beautiful minerality. On the palate, the tannins are elegant and well concentrated. This vintage shows signs of a long aging potential.TASTING NOTES
Intense ruby red color with purple reflections. The very first nose is very mineral: ink, schist. Then with aeration, all the dark fruitiness develops: ripe blackcurrant, cherry jam, bay leaf and Espelette pepper. The palate is remarkably balanced, with great
density but elegant. The sweetness softens the tannic sensations, the mineral tension tightens the wine to infuse it with beautiful energy. The tannins are voluminous but very silky. Very persistent. Notes of black fruits, olive, graphite and zan at the end.
Jeb Dunnuck: 93 points
James Suckling: 91 points
Jeff Leve - The Wine Cellar Insider: 93 points
Concours Mondial de Bruxelles 2021: gold medal
International Wine & Spirit Competition 2021: gold medal
Decanter World Wine Awards 2021: silver medal
International Wine Challenge 2021: bronze medal
Appellation: AOC Châteauneuf-du-Pape
Désignation : Château Fortia, Châteauneuf du Pape red
Cuvée: Cuvée du Baron
Varietals: Grenache, Syrah, Mourvèdre
Terroir: Round pebbles, red clay, sands
Production: 30 000 bottles per year
Serve at a temperature between 16 and 18°C. The Cuvée du Baron can age for up to fifteen years.
FOOD AND WINE PAIRING
This wine goes perfectly with grilled red meats and cheeses.