Les Clavelles Châteauneuf-du-Pape Rouge

Château La Nerthe

Les Clavelles Châteauneuf-du-Pape Rouge

Certified Sustainable, Organic or Biodynamic Green Certified

Region: France / Rhône

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Les Clavelles is an estate grown single parcel of powerful and extremely nuanced Grenache Noir. After years of careful selection, this plot was identified for its unique ability to express the terroir of Châteauneuf-du-Pape within a single varietal. With a gentle southwest-facing slope, these vines benefit from direct sunlight in the late afternoon and the famed Mistral winds from the North. The grapes are hand-picked and hand-sorted before fermentation in wooden tanks. Pumpovers and punchdowns occur daily during fermentation to ensure optimal extraction of the grapes' essence. Maceration lasts 3 weeks before aging, which occurs for 12 months in new French oak barrels.

98 Points

Wine Enthusiast

2016 vintage
94 Points

Wine Spectator Insider

2016 vintage
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tasting note

On the nose expect intense fragrances of Asian spices and ripe red and dark berries. As subtle and nuanced as Grenache Noir can be, this Cuvée features elegance, power, exceptional depth and vibrant energy. The finish is both smooth and solid, showcasing the minerality of this unique parcel.

food pairing

Pair with rich flavors like braised meats, beef stew, and aged, hard cheeses.

points of distinction

  • 100% Grenache Noir from a single plot on Château La Nerthe's estate
  • Certified AB Organic
  • Hand harvested and sorted, estate bottled
  • Average vine age - 85+ years
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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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