Inspired by childhood summers with his wine-loving grandfather in the South of France, Moritz Bak’s fascination with the world of wine began. Devoting himself to the study of wine and winemaking, he worked at some of the world’s greatest vineyards, and when he was ready returned to the south of France armed with both knowledge and a vision. Having carefully selected and nurtured his vines, he produced his first vintage in 2014. Acclaim and awards soon followed.
This passionate mountaineer’s winery Res Fortes is named in tribute to his own love for a hard climb and the fortitude of those like him who have followed in the footsteps of the ancient Romans who scaled and civilised this highland corner of southern France.
As well as the wines themselves, Res Fortes’ elegant bottles and label design prove that the most modern and sophisticated drinking experience can grow from the toughest terrain.
Moritz Bak and the Res Fortes team are extremely hands-on and our vision is uncompromising. The Res Fortes winery in Roussillon in the foothills of the Pyrenees has well-established vines, some of which have been growing for over 80 years. The combination of these vines, the mineral-rich schist terrain and a perfect grape growing climate means that exceptional fruit is produced consistently every year.
Hand-picking all our grapes and carefully selecting only the best fruit, nothing is harvested until Moritz tastes it. Each of our vineyard terroirs has its unique qualities which dictate how we choose to ferment and blend the grapes and then age the wine.
Our methods borne of years of passionate winemaking study has brought Moritz Bak’s innovative vision to fruition with amazing speed, as recognised by experts worldwide.