Les Granières de La Nerthe captures the spirit of Châteauneuf-du-Pape, with its mosaic of soils and grape varieties. It illustrates the elegance and finesse of wines from Château La Nerthe, the famed property owned by the Richard family. The name originates from the granary, or attic space where the château used to store grains at a time when local agriculture included food production. Made from the estate’s younger vines, this blend of Grenache, Syrah, Cinsault & Mourvèdre expresses a lively and fruit-driven character. The wine is aged in casks and ‘foudres’ or old, large French oak barrels (no new oak is used). Bottling is done earlier than the estate’s Châteauneuf-du-Pape Rouge to capture the wine’s marvelous fruit expression and elegant tannins. Enjoy upon release.
The aromas of cherry and blackcurrant are balanced by sweet spices including cinnamon. The elegant cherry continues on the palate, supported by fine tannins and a long, refreshing finish.