Les Graniéres Châteauneuf-du-Pape 2014

Château La Nerthe

Les Graniéres Châteauneuf-du-Pape 2014

Certified Sustainable, Organic or Biodynamic Green Certified

Region: France / Rhône
Grapes: 41% Grenache Noir, 25% Syrah, 20% Cinsault, 14% Mouvèdre

Les Granieres features hand picked, fully ripe grapes that are balanced and have full aromatic expression. They are sorted on a table then destemmed. The maceration begins with a phase of cold pre-fermentation of 12 to 24 hours. Then alcoholic fermentation occurs, temperature controlled throughout. Pump overs and punch downs create intensity that defines the taste and the must produced during fermentation extracts the best of the berries' essence. The maceration lasts 18 to 20 days. At the end, the wines are racked into concrete tanks for malolactic fermentation. When this secondary fermentation is complete, the cuvée is racked in big casks for ageing before the blending is completed.

91 Points

Wine Enthusiast

2014 vintage
92 Points

Wine Spectator

2014 vintage
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harvest note

The 2014 vintage is what is commonly called a “vintner’s vintage”, in the sense that the work done in the vines all along the seasons was a key factor to achieve a great result. The working year – which started early in the spring and finished late in the autumn - was an exhausting year, where experience and anticipation proved to be precious allies to produce beautiful grapes. Because of a summer punctuated with rainfalls, cool nights, and hours of sunshine below average; in a matter of weeks the vintage lost its early potential. A consequence of the contrasted weather in the summer was to delay the beginning of the harvest to September 11th.

tasting note

A ripe, fleshy, flattering Châteauneuf du Pape, it shows a velvety palate, full of plum, blackberry, black tea and licorice. The long, fine-grained finish has some suprising depth and an excellent fruity after taste.

food pairing

Most red meat dishes, particularly beef bourgignon and lamb chops in a balsamic reduction.

technical data

GRAPES: 41% Grenache Noir, 25% Syrah, 20% Cinsault, 14% Mouvèdre
APPELLATION: Chateauneuf-du-Pape
PH: 3.59
ACIDITY: 5.42 g/L
ABV: 14.3%
AGING: Aged 78 % in large wooden vats and 22 % in small barrels.

points of distinction

  • Produced by one of Châteauneuf-du-Pape’s oldest and most storied estates
  • Certified AB Organic – protecting the environment since 1998 by Eco-Cert
  • Estate grown, hand harvested, estate bottled
  • Can be enjoyed upon release
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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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