Château Fortia ‘Tradition’ 2018 Châteauneuf-du-Pape
Grape: 85% Grenache, 15% Syrah
Suitable for Vegans: Yes
Suitable for Vegetarians: Yes
Food pairing: This robust and rich red pairs naturally with powerful meat dishes such as Civet de Sanglier, a gorgeous French dish of chunks of wild boar stewed with bacon, mushrooms and red wine.
Château Fortia is a symbolic estate in Châteauneuf-du-Pape, both for its location and its roots that are closely linked to that of its appellation.
Since the 17th century, Château Fortia has passed down its traditions and know-how to make renowned wines within one of the world’s most famous appellations. In 1929 due to the efforts of Baron Pierre Leroy, Châteauneuf du Pape became the first appellation with a set of winemaking regulations. Today his descendants still continue the proud family tradition.
The vines have an average age of 30 years old and are mainly red wine varieties. Grenache noir, the appellation’s emblematic grape variety, is predominant. Syrah grapes are also grown, which flourish especially well as do Mourvèdre.
The grapes for the ‘Tradition’ are harvested entirely by hand with sorting on the plot, the bunches are delicately picked and then transported in crates in order to ensure the perfect condition of all the grapes and to avoid any oxidation.
The grapes are then transferred to concrete or stainless steel vats. Fermentation and 4 to 5 weeks of maceration make it possible to extract all the colour and aromas from the grapes. Cask-ageing of between 18 to 24 months allows the wine to gently flourish. It is then bottled and left to rest in our ageing cellars.
Full and rich on the palate with an opulent texture carrying flavours of wild strawberry, pepper, graphite and fresh liquorice through to a long, silky finish. This is full of elegance and finesse.