Les Cassagnes Côtes du Rhône Villages 2017

Château La Nerthe

Les Cassagnes Côtes du Rhône Villages 2017

Certified Sustainable, Organic or Biodynamic Green Certified

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

This wine originating from a Domaine vineyard in Serignan-du-Comtat, north of Orange and Avignon. The 30+ year old vineyard combines all the traditional grape varietals for the Southern Rhône Valley: Grenache, Syrah, and Mourvèdre. The vines are planted in soils deep in calcareous sandstones with very little clay that are well sited on gently undulating slopes. The grapes are manually harvested immediately whent he grapes hit maturity with the grapes sorted on tables. Co-fermentation of the 3 vines occurs in vats for a long maceration, about 3 weeks. The extraction is done by soft methods in order to respect the fruit and tannic quality. Aged in stainless steel vats on fine lees for 9 months until bottling.

92 Points

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2017 vintage
92 Points

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2017 vintage
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harvest note

The 2017 vintage was exceptional in many aspects: remarkable weather records led to an early and small harvest with outstanding quality. A mild and dry winter with high temperatures in February and March led to a very early bud break. Mid-May temperatures went back to above the normal temperature range thus the vine began to grow very quickly with imminent flowering. The very hot and dry weather conditions observed since the beginning of summer accelerated the ripening of the grapes. Starting at the end of May, weather conditions were conducive to a good harvest. The very specific terroir of Les Cassagnes adapted particularly well to the persistent drought that came with 2017 creating a very expressive Southern Rhône Grenache-Syrah-Mourvèdre blend.

tasting note

In appearance, deep garnet with a purple border. On the nose, intense red fruits with some black cherry notes. Very aromatic and explosive. On the palate, a very concentrated red wine, full of ripe tannins, with rich scents of black and red berries. Fresh, silky texture on the finish. Drink now to 2025.

food pairing

Enjoy with grilled, roasted or stewed meats. In addition, this wine is perfect with pizza, Asian dishes and both soft and hard cheeses.

technical data

GRAPES: 60% Grenache Noir, 30% Syrah, 10% Mouvèdre
APPELLATION: Châteauneuf-du-Pape AOP
PH: 3.69
ACIDITY: 4.76 g/l
ABV: 14.5%
AGING: Aging in stainless steel vats on fine lees for 9 months until bottling

points of distinction

  • Cotes du Rhone Villages Rouge, produced under the La Nerthe label
  • Certified AB Organic by Eco-Cert – protecting the environment since 1998
  • 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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