Châteauneuf-du-Pape Blanc

Château La Nerthe

Châteauneuf-du-Pape Blanc

Certified Sustainable, Organic or Biodynamic Green Certified

Region: France / Rhône

Château La Nerthe is one of the oldest and largest estate in Châteauneuf du Pape extending over 90 ha (220 acres) around the castle. Loamy sandy soils dotted with large pebbles produces finesse and aromatic expression. The location, near one of the few natural spring of the Châteauneuf du Pape designation as well as secular woods, creates a microclimate, warm in the day but cool at night. This microclimate creates white wines with a strong personality. Hand harvesting is done early in the morning to take advantage of the cooler temperatures and grapes are sorted to remove any imperfect fruit. The whole grapes are slowly pressed for only premium juice extractions. Fermentation of the Roussanne juice takes place in 228 liter barrels (1/3 new) and then ages on their lees. Wine from the other grape varietals is made in temperature controlled stainless steel vats and then stored to age on lees. Blending taking place shortly before bottling.

92 Points

Wine Enthusiast

2017 vintage
91 Points

Jeb Dunnuck

2018 vintage
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tasting note

In appearance, a pale green-hued yellow. Aromas of lime and exotic and white fruits with aniseed notes will burst forth from the glass. On the palate, this wine is ripe, rich and expressive with relatively low acidity. Expect citrus notes and a gingery , intense long finish with serious persistence.

food pairing

This elegant and complex white wine pairs beautifully with a wide variety of seafood dishes and can also stand up to lighter meat dishes such as roasted chicken or sautéed veal.

points of distinction

  • Produced by one of Châteauneuf-du-Pape’s oldest and most storied estates
  • Certified AB Organic – protecting the environment since 1998
  • Estate grown, hand harvested, estate bottled
  • Average vine age – 40 years
  • about the grape +
Chateau-la-nerthe-230px Ralph-garcin-winemaker-230px

One of Châteauneuf-du-Pape’s oldest estates, archives affirm Château La Nerthe’s existence as early as 1560 and suggest an even more distant past dating to the dawn of the region’s wine culture in the 12th century.

– Ralph Garcin, Winemaker

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