Les Graniéres Châteauneuf-du-Pape

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Château La Nerthe

Les Graniéres Châteauneuf-du-Pape

Certified Sustainable, Organic or Biodynamic Green Certified

Region: France / Rhône

Les Granieres features hand picked, fully ripe grapes that are balanced and have full aromatic expression. They are sorted on a table then destemmed. The maceration begins with a phase of cold pre-fermentation of 12 to 24 hours. Then alcoholic fermentation occurs, temperature controlled throughout. Pump overs and punch downs create intensity that defines the taste and the must produced during fermentation extracts the best of the berries' essence. The maceration lasts 18 to 20 days. At the end, the wines are racked into concrete tanks for malolactic fermentation. When this secondary fermentation is complete, the cuvée is racked in big casks for ageing before the blending is completed.

91 Points

Wine Enthusiast

2014 vintage
92 Points

Wine Spectator

2014 vintage
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tasting note

A ripe, fleshy, flattering Châteauneuf du Pape, it shows a velvety palate, full of plum, blackberry, black tea and licorice. The long, fine-grained finish has some suprising depth and an excellent fruity after taste.

food pairing

Most red meat dishes, particularly beef bourgignon and lamb chops in a balsamic reduction.

points of distinction

  • Produced by one of Châteauneuf-du-Pape’s oldest and most storied estates
  • Certified AB Organic – protecting the environment since 1998 by Eco-Cert
  • Estate grown, hand harvested, estate bottled
  • Can be enjoyed upon release
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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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