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 estates in Châteauneuf-du-Pape and extends over 220 acres around the castle. Loamy, sandy soils dotted with large pebbles produce finesse and aromatic expression. The location, near one of the few natural springs of the Châteauneuf-du-Pape designation, creates a microclimate that's 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. Fermentation of the Roussanne juice takes place in 60 gallon barrels (1/3 new) and then ages on their lees. The remaining varietals are slowly pressed as whole grapes for only premium juice extractions. The must is then aged in temperature controlled stainless steel vats and stored to age on lees. Blending taking place shortly before bottling.

93 Points

Jeb Dunnuck

2019 vintage
91 Points

Wine Advocate

2019 vintage
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tasting note

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

food pairing

Fish in a buttery sauce, seafood, and white meats especially veal.

points of distinction

  • Produced by one of Châteauneuf-du-Pape’s oldest and most storied estates
  • Certified AB Organic
  • Estate grown, hand harvested, estate bottled
  • Average vine age – 40 years
  • about the grape +
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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.

– Rémi Jean, Managing Director & Winemaker

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