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Chateau La Nerthe

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Rhône, France

Château La Nerthe is one of the most historic estates in Châteauneuf-du-Pape with a history dating back to1560.Considered one of the finest producers in the region , the estate has plantings of all thirteen permitted varietals for the appellation & the average vine age is over 40 years old. The Estate has been certified organic since 1998 and the vineyard holdings are located in some of the finest terroirs of Châteauneuf including the plateau of La Crau which is known for the distinctive galets stones that surround the vines. All fruit is hand picked and all wines are made exclusively from estate grown fruit , the Les Cassanges wines are made from estate vineyards that are 15km North of Châteauneuf-du-Pape and offer tremendous value from this prestigious property.

Wine list

Chateau La Nerthe Les Cassagnes Cotes du Rhone Villages Rouge

2019

This deep ruby colored Côtes du Rhône Villages is highly perfumed with extravagant notes of ripe red fruits, incense, garrigue and sweet spices. The wine shows extreme energy and tension on the palate. Very vibrant and floral, this wine delivers an astonishing balance and an incredible persistence.

Chateau La Nerthe Chateauneuf-du-Pape Rouge

2016

Deep garnet colour with red highlights. The nose is very expressive on small red fruits (strawberries) and sweet spices (cedar, sandalwood). The palate is round, the attack is frank with smooth tannins. The finish is long and balanced. Elegance and balance dominate this vintage. The fruit meets the spices and gives birth to a very beautiful wine of great aging potential.

Rhône, France

45.7351° N, 4.6108° E

Rhône River, historic river of Switzerland and France and one of the most significant waterways of Europe. It is the only major river flowing directly to the Mediterranean Sea and is thoroughly Alpine in character. In this respect it differs markedly from its northern neighbour, the Rhine, which leaves all of its Alpine characteristics behind when it leaves Switzerland. The scenic and often wild course of the Rhône, the characteristics of the water flowing in it, and the way it has been used by humans have all been shaped by the influences of the mountains, right down to the river mouth, where sediments marking the Rhône’s birth in an Alpine glacier are carried into the warmer waters of the Mediterranean.- Britannica

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This delicacy is preserved thanks to an extraction work more akin to "infusion". Plot-based vinification makes it possible to obtain the unique expression of certain terroirs. The grapes, harvested by hand, are sorted on the table. Destemmed, they are sent to the vinification vats. Depending on the terroirs and the taste quality of the grapes, the vinification takes place in stainless steel or wooden vats. Vatting begins with a 12/24 hour cold pre-fermentation maceration phase. Then the alcoholic fermentation starts. The yeasts that provide it are indigenous yeasts specific to our region. The fermentation temperature is controlled throughout the fermentation. Pumping over and punching down are carried out during fermentation in order to ensure the best extraction of compounds from the grape. The vatting lasts about 3 weeks then the wines are sold, in demi-muids, barrels, tuns and in stone vats for malolactic fermentation. Once this second fermentation is complete, aging begins for a period of 12 months. It is only at the end of this aging that the assembly will be carried out.

Since the 2001 vintage, the wines of Château La Nerthe have been bottled in a bottle created with its identity in order to mark its atypicality.

vineyard

The Château La Nerthe vineyard is a mosaic of 57 plots on which we find the 4 main families of Châteauneuf du Pape soils and the 13 grape varieties of the appellation. The estate has been cultivated in organic farming (ECOCERT certification) since 1998. The vines cover 92 hectares, 60 of which are around the Château and 32 a few hundred meters further east on the famous Crau plateau.

All of these plots cover the entire diversity of the appellation's soils, making the style of La Nerthe the full expression of the complexity of Châteauneuf du Pape.

Enjoying an exceptional location, the estate is made up of terraces and hillsides typical of Châteauneuf-du-Pape soils. Around the Château, we find a majority of sands, marls and clayey lime rich in famous pebbles with some very chalky areas more suitable for white wines. The 32 hectares in the La Crau sector are based on clay soil, covered with rolled pebbles with a few touches of sandstone. The nature of each plot and the age of the vines are taken into account in the cultivation process.

viticulture

Château La Nerthe is one of the most historic estates in Châteauneuf-du-Pape with a history dating back to 1560.Considered one of the finest producers in the region , the estate has plantings of all thirteen permitted varietals for the appellation & the average vine age is over 40 years old. The Estate has been certified organic since 1998 and the vineyard holdings are located in some of the finest terroirs of Châteauneuf including the plateau of La Crau which is known for the distinctive galets stones that surround the vines. All fruit is hand picked and all wines are made exclusively from estate grown fruit , the Les Cassanges wines are made from estate vineyards that are 15km North of Châteauneuf-du-Pape and offer tremendous value from this prestigious property.

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