Vineyards size : 22 Hectares 8 hectares in Chateauneuf du Pape in the area of la Crau, Croix du Bois, Terre Ferme and Devet. There is also 10 hectares of Côtes du Rhône and 4 hectares in IGP.
Farming : The vineyards are worked sustainable with a lot of care on the production, no green harvest, just the right balance to insure quality and concentration. If part is still sold in barrel, Jean Marc is reserving the best and oldest vineyards to optimize his quality. His work has been very quickly recognised by the press/ newspapers. And each vintage some medals have been received (Orange, Gault et Millau ...)
History : The Domaine was founded by the grandfather of Jean-Marc Tort in 1924. He and later on his son delivered the grapes to the co-operative in Courthezon. Jean-Marc Tort thought differently and started to make the wines himself. First bottling at the domain was vintage 2006. Before that new cellars had to be built.
The top value of the domaine : The Domaine Chateauneuf du Pape white and red on the plateau of La Crau, very well placed, association of great terroir and wind (10 Acres). Part of the vineyard is over 100 years which is doing the Cuvée François-Louis in Mémory of the Grand Father who planted it. Various locations of Côte du Rhône and Côtes du Rhône villages (16 Acres) where they produce white and red wines. And 8 Acres of IGP on the law part of the village planted with Merlot.
Chateauneuf du Pape Tradition: An association of various vineyards on the plateau of La Crau. 75% Grenache, 20% Syrah and 5% Mourvedre. The wines remains on oak for 12 to 14 months, and it is released after 14/16 months. Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Francois - Louis: 60% Grenache, 20% Syrah and 20% Mourvedre. This wine is done with the very old vineyard of the domaine (most of them over 100% years and part is vinified in new oak barrels. Limited production) Chateauneuf du Pape Blanc Les Poéses de Marie: 50% Grenache Blanc and 50% Clairette. Very popular wine, fruity, a lot of flower with a nice sweetness at the end. Recommended for white fish and ham, light terrine. Prfect for aperitive. Côtes du Rhône Village Red: 75% Grenache, 25% Syrah. A very popular wine, no oak. Côtes du Rhône Julia: 100% Syrah. Of course being only syrah this wine is spicy, rich and perfect for BBQ and red meat. No oak, just long time to get the balance. Côtes du Rhône Rosé: 50% Grenache and 50% Syrah. So friendly that it is a wine wich is sold out early. A lot of reservations also. Côtes du Rhône Blanc "Purificacion": 100% Viognier. Friendly wine, no oak, only stainless cask and bottled young, like this it could be drunk early. Flower aromas, fresh, but a very round mouth. IGP de Méditerranée Terre Saint Pierre: 100% Merlot. The vineyard is located in the other side of the River, low part of the plateau with more red clay and a lot of soil. Jean Marc's grand father planted Merlot because it was popular on his time, as well, the Other grapes were less adapted to this kind of sub-soil. With the weather of Provence, the Merlot gets a full ripeness and it a very approachable wine, with no oak. The vineyard is less than 5 Acres, it will be bottled in March/ April. Could be reserved, it is a wine which is quickly sold out.