The grapes to produce Châteauneuf-du-Pape Blanc “Edmée Le Roy” Château Fortia were immediately pressed to retain freshness. The juice was then cold settled, prior to fermentation which took place in temperature controlled tanks, preserving the purity of fruit and aromatics. After racking Châteauneuf-du-Pape Blanc “Edmée Le Roy” Château Fortia was aged on its lees in small tanks with regular stirrings for four months. The wine was then bottled during the spring following the harvest.
Recent Improvements in the vineyard have included the replanting of vines in the correct plots of land to suit the grape variety. The distinct terroir here consists of rounded quartzite stones from the Villafranchian period. These stones absorb heat during the day then radiate it at night, ensuring full grape maturity is reached.
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. 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.