Les Cassagnes de La Nerthe is produced in the Southern Rhône Valley in France by Domaine de la Renjarde, a property owned by the Richard family who also manage the famed Château La Nerthe in Châteauneuf-du-Pape. The same team creates this elegant and fruit driven wine. The wine is a blend of organic Grenache, Syrah and Mourvèdre grapes grown in sandy and limestone soil containing shards of calcareous rocks, providing high quality natural filtration. The average age of the vines is over 40 years old. The vineyards are located at altitudes up to 600 feet above sea level and the gently undulating slopes produce high quality grapes. The grapes are harvested by hand and carefully sorted after arriving at the winery. The grapes are lightly crushed, and color and tannins are gently extracted with several daily pumping overs of the tanks. Co-fermentation of the three varieties occurs over a long maceration of 3 to 4 weeks. The final blend is aged on fine lees in stainless steel tanks for 9 to 12 months before bottling.

90 Points
The New Wine Review
2021 vintage
Harvest Note
The 2021 vintage was an ‘old-style’ vintage with alcohol levels returning down to levels not seen in recent hot years. Following a mild winter, the Les Cassagnes vineyard was spared the cold snap in early April that affected most of France due to the proximity of the Rhône River. The hot temperatures in the summer were balanced by regular rain in early August that allowed the grapes to grow without any water stress to perfect maturity.
Tasting Note
Dark ruby red in color, this well-balanced, airy, and elegant wine offers vibrant notes of raspberries, black currant, ripe cherries, bay leaves, and pepper with fine and silky tannins.
Food Pairing
Grilled red meats, beef stew
Technical Data
GRAPES: 50% Grenache, 40% Syrah, 8% Mourvèdre, 2% Other varieties
APPELLATION: Côtes du Rhône Villages AOC
PH: 3.65
ACIDITY: 4.28 g/l
ABV: 14%
AGING: Aged on fine lees in stainless steel tanks for 9-12 months
Unique Selling Points
  • Produced by Château La Nerthe team, the Châteauneuf-du-Pape experts
  • Average vine age is 40+ years
  • Aged on the lees for 9-12 months
  • 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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