Chateau Fortia Tradition Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2010

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

Price: $34.99
Item No. 119887
  • WS93
Style: Earthy & Spicy

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

Ratings Pedigree:
  • 2004
  • ST91
  • 2001
  • WS91
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Winemaker's Notes

This 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.

Critical Acclaim

"Lots of roasted mesquite and apple wood notes jump to the fore, with bay leaf, chestnut leaf, dark fig and blackberry fruit and a long finish tinged with wood spice and brick dust. A rock-solid, old-school version, with the tannic spine of the vintage. Best from 2014 through 2025."
93 Points

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jquesada - North Miami Beach, FL (read all my reviews)

Rating:
(6/15/2013)
Style: Smooth & Supple
Pair with: Veal > Chops
Extraordinary...
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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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