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Outstanding in many ways, 2017 was a very hot and dry year leading to a small harvest. The main characteristic of this vintage is the exceptional quality of the wines produced. The reds, whose grapes were perfectly ripe, exhale aromas of black fruits with a lovely long and silky palate. The tannins are sweet. The wines have a long aging capacity.
Ruby red color with purple reflections. Intense nose of strawberry jam, fresh red fruits. Delicately spicy. The palate is smooth, with good volume supported by fat and a powerful tannic structure. We find the fruity notes, slightly kirsch. The finish is reminiscent of liquorice but also more mineral notes of schist. The tannins are present, but already well integrated.
Jeb Dunnuck: 91 points
Wine Advocate: 90 points
James Suckling: 93 points
International Wine Challenge 2019: gold medal
Concours Général Agricole 2019: silver medal
International Wine & Spirit Competition 2019: bronze medal
Concours des Vignerons Indépendants 2019: bronze medal
Decanter World Wine Awards 2019: bronze medal
Appellation: AOC Châteauneuf-du-Pape
Designation : Château Fortia, Châteauneuf du Pape red
Varietals: Syrah, Mourvedre
Terroir: Rounded pebbles, red clay, sands
Production: 3000 bottles per year
Serve at a temperature between 16 and 18°C. Château Fortia’s Réserve can be laid down for up to 20 years.FOOD AND WINE PAIRING
This wine should be brought out on special occasions. It is best served at a festive meal that includes red meat, cheese or chocolate dessert.