Chateau La Nerthe Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2009 (6 x 750mL), Rhone, France.

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Chateauneuf-du-Pape AC., Southern Rhone

Grape selection takes place in the cellars and lots are sorted by vineyard. The bunches were destemmed and macerated over a period of 16 days in stainless steel or wooden vats. The must was constantly monitored and pigeage was applied to about 85% of the overall blend. At Chateau La Nerthe natural yeasts are used exclusively. The vinification is adapted to the vine age, yield and terroir and the maximum fermentation temperatures arrive at around 32 degrees Celsius. The wines undergo a total malolactic fermentation once they have been transferred in to the restored 17th century underground stone tanks. The wines are aged according to the lots and for the 2009, 50% was aged in 1, 2 and 3 year old French barriques, and 50% in foudres (large wooden casks). The assemblage is made up of all three components and the wine is bottled following a total of 18 months maturations. The wines of Chateau La Nerthe are not filtered.

FRA - Rhône

Winery Tasting Notes

Grape Varieties

Grenache Noir 47%, Syrah 38%, Mourvedre 13% (average age of vines - 40 years), Cinsault 2%


Chateauneuf-du-Pape Rouge is rich, full and elegant with notes of spice and truffle to the red and black fruit flavours.

Food Matching

Serve at 16-18 Celsius. Ideal to accompany dishes such as Cassoulet or Daube de Boeuf a la Provencal (beef with olives) as well as all noble red and game meat roasts. Excellent with ripe cheeses.


Drinking well now. The 2009 Chateauneuf-du-Pape Rouge will continue to develop in bottle over the coming 15 years.

FRA - Rhône
Grape Style
Grenache Blends
Closure Type
Cork closure

Winery Profile

Chateauneuf-du-Pape is the most prestigious appellation in the southern Rhone, and the vineyardswere established in the period of the Avignon Popes (14th century). The production area extends overfive communes (Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Orange, Bedarrides, Courthezon and Sorgues), on a hill rising to124m. The appellation permits 13 varieties: grenache, syrah, mourvedre, cinsault, counoise, terret noir,muscardin, vaccarese, picardan, picpoul., clairette, roussanne and bourboulenc (the last four of whichare white).

Archives affirm Château La Nerthe’s existence as early as 1560, while suggesting an even more distantpast dating to the dawn of the region’s wine culture. The wine of Château La Nerthe has been renownedsince the 18th century, during which time, La Nerthe’s reputation spread across Europe with exports toEngland, Germany, Italy and Spain. Since then, Château La Nerthe has served as a reference point in thehistory of the vineyards and wines of France. The 90 hectares (225 acres) of Château La Nerthe havebeen Certified Organic by Ecocert since 1998. The terroir is composed of rocky slopes of clay and sand,rising above the Rhône river. While it is difficult to grow vines in such soils, the rocks do help ripen theberries since they store heat during the day and warm the vines at night. They also allow water topenetrate into the soil, reducing stagnation and disease.

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