Prieuré de Montézargues Tavel 2018

Château La Nerthe

Prieuré de Montézargues Tavel 2018

Certified Sustainable, Organic or Biodynamic Green Certified

Region: France / Rhône
Grapes: 50% Grenache Noir & Blanc, 30% Syrah, 10% Clairette / Bourboulenc, 10% Cinsault / Mourvèdre

As early as 1199, Prieuré de Montézargues was a fully functioning monastery. The property covers 84 acres sheltered from the Mistral winds by the Montagne Noire mountain range. The original stone monastery buildings blend seamlessly into the landscape forming a micro-terroir and the unique personality of the Montézargues estate vineyards.

90 Points

Wine Spectator

2018 vintage
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harvest note

In 2018 climatic conditions have ensured a rather good qualitative production level if not quantitative. In January we had significant rainfalls after a very long 2017 of drought. Spring was atypical with mild temperatures and a lot of rain. As a result, the disease pressure was particularly strong (mildew). In Prieuré de Montézargues we suffered from a significant crop loss especially for Grenache grapes. Despite everything, white and rosé wines from Southern Rhône are very aromatic with even more fruity character than usual.

tasting note

This vivid pink Tavel is extremely aromatic. The nose is complex with blood oranges and graphites notes enhanced with raspberry and peach character. The palate is juicy, with a chalky-mineral acidity and a bright and energetic finish.

food pairing

To enjoy with stuffed zucchinis, Greek or Asian cuisine.

technical data

GRAPES: 50% Grenache Noir & Blanc, 30% Syrah, 10% Clairette / Bourboulenc, 10% Cinsault / Mourvèdre
APPELLATION: Tavel
PH: 3.48
ACIDITY: 4.30 g/l
ABV: 13%

points of distinction

  • Hand harvested and sorted and estate bottled by Château La Nerthe winemaking team
  • A historic vineyard setting with rich history
  • Vineyard is certified organic by Ecocert
  • 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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