Chateau Fortia Cuvee Baron Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2012

Rhone Red Blends from Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Rhone, France

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Item No. 132666
  • red wine
  • RP92
  • ST91

Winemaker's Notes

Blend: 44% Grenache, 44% Syrah, 12% Mourvedre

Critical Acclaim

"A big step up, and a blend of 44% Grenache, 44% Syrah and 12% Mourvedre, the 2012 Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee du Baron is loaded with gorgeous black raspberry, cherry, underbrush, licorice and tinges of flowers. Showing fantastic purity, medium to full-bodied richness and sweet tannin, this impressive looking barrel sample should be reasonably approachable on release and drink nicely for 10-12 years. Drink 2015-2022."
92 Points

"Inky ruby. Blackcurrant, incense and dark chocolate aromas, with a meaty topnote. Juicy, firm flavors of dark berries and bitter cherry are complicated by nuances of smoke and succulent herbs. Youthfully taut and gripping on the finish, trailing notes of licorice and bitter chocolate. Pretty serious, even brooding in character right now.

Range: 89-91 points "
91 Points

Learn 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.

Learn About Chateauneuf-du-Pape

(shah-too-NUHF due Pahp) Southern Rhone's landmark region, Chateauneuf du Pape, was the first region to gain AC status in France. That was the 1920s - it's history goes much further back than that. As the name suggests, the wine region was named after the new papal home, referring to the period of time in the 1300's when the pope resided in Avignon instead of Rome. Notable Facts...

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Learn About Rhone Red Blends

The Rhone region of France has a delightful selection of red varieties. There are 22 grapes allowed in the Rhone AOC, about half of them red. Most of these varieties are used as secondary blending partners, often comprising less than 10% of the blend. The primary red players of Rhone blends are Syrah, Grenache and Mourvedre. Most wines from the Southern Rhone use Grenache as their...

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