Château Fortia holds an important place in the history of Châteauneuf-du-Pape. It was here that Baron Le Roy de Boiseaumarie was instrumental in the establishment of the Appellation Contrôlée system. Since Bruno Le Roy took over in 1994 and engaged the well-known Cornas oenologist Jean-Luc Colombo as winemaker, Château Fortia is back on form. This is one of the few Châteauneuf-du-Papes that contains a high proportion of Syrah, usually 40%. As a result, these wines a longer than average life.