Les Cassagnes Côtes-du-Rhône Villages 2016

Château La Nerthe

Les Cassagnes Côtes-du-Rhône Villages 2016

Certified Sustainable, Organic or Biodynamic Green Certified

Region: France / Rhône
Grapes: 60% Grenache, 30% Syrah, 10% Mourvedre

A wine originating from a Domaine vineyard in Serignan-du-Comtat, north of Orange and Avignon. The 30+ year old vineyard combines all traditional grape varietals for the Southern Rhône Valley: Grenache, Syrah, and Mourvèdre. The vines are planted in soils deep in calcareous sandstones well sited on gently undulating slopes. The wine is aged in traditional concrete and stainless steel vats.

92 Points

Blue Lifestyle

2016 vintage
91 Points

Wine Advocate

2016 vintage
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harvest note

This year proved far less tricky in the Southern Rhône. So far, 2016 looks like a classic vintage, with most growers favoring it over 2015. Some coulure on Grenache, along with drought conditions that produced smaller berries with less juice meant lower yields, but other than that there was little to be concerned over. The growing season got off to an earlier start than in the north, without the excessive humidity. Summer arrived earlier as well, and flowering occurred under nearly ideal conditions. The second half of the season was warm and very dry.

tasting note

Deep red color with a purple border. On the nose, intense red fruits with some black cherry notes. A beautiful freshness on the palate, with roundness. The finish is long, with notes of candied red fruit highlighted by sweet spices. Fresh, silky texture on the finish.

food pairing

Enjoy with grilled, roasted or stewed pork, beef, duck, veal and lamb. This wine is perfect with pizza or your favorite Asian dishes. Also a great pairing with both soft and hard cheeses.

technical data

GRAPES: 60% Grenache, 30% Syrah, 10% Mourvedre
APPELLATION: Côtes-du-Rhône
PH: 3.67 g/l
ABV: 14.4%
AGING: Stainless Steel for 9 months

points of distinction

  • Cotes du Rhone Villages Rouge, produced under the La Nerthe label
  • All vineyards are certified “organically grown” by Ecocert
  • Vineyard is 30+ years old
  • 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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