Chateau La Nerthe Chateauneuf-du-Pape Rouge 2011 (6 x 750mL), Rhone.

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Overview

The Grand Vin du Château La Nerthe is perfectly representative of the superb terroir surrounding the castle.

Close your eyes, you could almost feel you are there.

Region:
FRA - Rhône
State:
Imported
Country:
France

Expert Reviews

Tasted out of bottle and a blend of 47% Grenache, 29% Syrah, 22% Mourvedre and the balance Cinsault, the 2011 Chateauneuf du Pape spent 12 months in mostly barrels, one-third being new. Showing the up-front and perfumed style of the vintage, with loads of spice, licorice, cedar and savory berry fruit, this medium-bodied, supple effort has excellent balance, good freshness and fine tannin. It should drink nicely through 2021. Drink now-2021.

One of the larger estates in Chateauneuf du Pape, covering over 200 acres, all of which are in the southeastern portion located around the estate, Chateau La Nerthe is owned by the Richard Family, with Christian Voeux making the wines since 2008. While the winemaking here falls firmly in the modern camp, with a plenty of small barrels utilized (and some new), the wines never seem overly oaked and always hold on to classic Southern Rhone flare. Jeb Dunnuck Wine Advocate #209 October 2013, Rating 90

44% Grenache, 29% Syrah, 25% Mourvèdre, 2% Cinsault. Velvety crimson look. Exotic maraschino cherry flavours. Sweet then tight on the finish. Quite sophisticated wine with lots of fine tannins on the end. But certainly atypical. Jancis Robinson, Rating 16/20, 28th February 2013

Winery Tasting Notes

Aroma

Intense nose with notes of fruit and spice.

Palate

The palate is characterized by fine tannins which are the signature of the wines of La Nerthe. The finish is long, rich and creamy.

Cellaring Potential

It is accessible young, however, a few years of bottle aging will see this wine develop richness and complexity. It will only get better.

Vintage
2011
Region
FRA - Rhône
Grape Style
Other Red Blends
Closure Type
Cork closure
Alcohol
14.5%

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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