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Date Printed: 12/22/2014
Chateau Fortia Tradition Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2005
Chateau Fortia Tradition Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2005
(search item no. 91623)
International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
PRICE ON 12/22/2014: $36.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2012 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2011 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2006 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2004 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2001 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points

Winemaker's Notes:

"Light red. Ripe red berry aromas complemented by a suggestion of gingerbread. Lush, sweet flavors of strawberry and raspberry liqueur are already quite attractive, and silky tannins will not stand in the way of early consumption. Finishes juicy and long.
-International Wine Cellar 90-93
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About Chateau Fortia:

The Domain Chateau Fortia, is one of the oldest of Chateauneuf du Pape. The estate is situated in the "grenade" neighborhood where the lands are cultivated with vines since the 17th century. It is in the 19th century that Paul Antoine de Fortia, son of Hercule Paul de Fortia developed the vineyard and constructed new buildings; a notorized act of 1815 mention a castle named " la Fortiasse". You can't help but feel the sense of the history of Chateauneuf du Pape, when you see the beautiful buildings at Fortia.