Les Cassagnes Côtes-du-Rhône Villages 2018

Château La Nerthe

Les Cassagnes Côtes-du-Rhône Villages 2018

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 different types of soil with calcareous sandstones with very little clay that are well sited on gently undulating slopes producing high quality grapes that turn into fleshy and balanced wines.

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.

91 Points

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harvest note

The 2018 vintage experienced a little bit of everything with a rainy then hot then dry year. The initially rains were the heaviest seen in several decades, but the high summer temperatures helped regulate everything and resulted in excellent quality grapes. This vintage has silky round tannins with a velvety finish and low acidity levels.

tasting note

In appearance, this blend has a dark, profound color. On the nose it delivers waves of clean red berry fruit flavors along with some perfumed notes and sweet spices. The finish is very delicate and balanced. Overall, this is a medium to full-bodied wine with a very silky texture.

food pairing

Enjoy with vegetable dishes , grilled red meats and pasta bolognese.

technical data

GRAPES: 60% Grenache Noir, 30% Syrah, 10% Mouvèdre
APPELLATION: Châteauneuf-du-Pape AOP
PH: 3.72
ACIDITY: 4.5 g/l
ABV: 14.74%
AGING: Co-fermentation of the 3 varietals over a 3 week maceration period. Final blend is aged in stainless steel on fine lees for 9 months before 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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