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Date Printed: 7/30/2014
Chateau Fortia Tradition Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2009
Chateau Fortia Tradition Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2009
(search item no. 111065)
Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
PRICE ON 7/30/2014: $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
2006 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2005 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
2005 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2004 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2001 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The Tradition Chateauneuf-du-Pape is the total expression of the power of symphony. With each mouthful, you sense the release of the most beautiful sonorities. This wine draws its power and mellowness, its color and its solidity from the three pricipal grape varieties - Grenache, Syrah, and Mourvèdre.
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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.