Château La Nerthe is one of the oldest estates in Châteauneuf-du-Pape and extends over 220 acres around the castle. Cuvée des Cadettes is a selection made from the oldest plots with vines aged 85 to 100 years old. The grapes are co-fermented in a wooden tank with wild yeast native to the vineyard. Pumping overs and punching downs are done during fermentation to ensure the best extraction of the berry compounds. Maceration lasts 3 to 4 weeks and the wine is racked into concrete tanks for malolactic fermentation. The wine is then aged for 12 months partly in large wooden casks and partly in new oak barrels.

Harvest Note
The 2017 vintage was exceptional in many aspects. A mild and dry winter with high temperatures in February and March led to an early bud break. High temperatures above normal starting mid-May combined with the summer heat resulted in rapid vine growth and accelerated the ripening of the grapes. The remarkable weather led to an early and small harvest with outstanding quality.
Tasting Note
Deep red in color, this elegant and sophisticated wine offers notes of black currant and ripe fruits, exotic spices, and incense. The finish is long and the wine shows great aging potential.
Food Pairing
Beef stew, grilled ribs
Technical Data
GRAPES: Grenache (59%), Syrah (31%), and Mourvèdre (10%)
APPELLATION: Châteauneuf-du-Pape AOC
PH: 3.68
ACIDITY: 5.05 g/l
ABV: 15%
AGING: 12 months in foudres or old French oak casks and new French oak barrels
Unique Selling Points
  • Only produced in the best vintages
  • Made from the oldest plots with vines aged 85-100 years old
  • Hand harvested and hand sorted - estate grown and bottled
  • Cellar up to 30 years
  • Vineyards are certified AB Organic

About the Grape

Grenache is loaded with dense, lusty aromas and flavors of black cherry, blackcurrant, jam, pepper and licorice, with a palate-coating texture and high alcohol.
Mourvèdre makes big, meaty, rustic wines high in alcohol, acidity and tannin, with moderate black fruit characters. Shows aromas and flavors of wild Provençal herbs, leather, mushrooms and barnyard.
Syrah has seductively dense, rich, chewy black berry aromas and flavors, with notes of tar, wood smoke, bacon, leather, chocolate, and sometimes violets. The tannins are firm yet elegant.
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