The grapes for Les Cassagnes de La Nerthe are grown on the highest terraces of the Domaine de la Ranjarde vineyard in the Côtes du Rhône appellation, surrounded by green oak forest. Viognier is planted here, a variety that is not allowed in Châteauneuf-du-Pape. The vineyards are located at altitudes up to 600 feet above sea level and feature multiple microclimates with different soils of sand, clay, and shards of calcareous rocks that provide natural filtration. The grapes are harvested by hand at night or very early in the morning and carefully sorted after arriving at the winery. They undergo direct pressing early in the morning to benefit from the cool temperatures, preserving the aromas. The must ferments in stainless steel vats at low temperatures (59-65°F) to protect the flavors. The wine is aged for about 6 months in stainless steel vats on fine lees with regular stirring before bottling.

92 Points
2022 vintage
92 Points
2022 vintage
Harvest Note
The 2022 vintage saw a lack of water with a dry and cold winter, and a dry and mild spring that was quickly followed by an early and hot summer. The harvest began early in mid-August. Grenache Blanc, the traditional regional grape, took advantage of these whether conditions to deliver elegant white wines.
Tasting Note
Pale yellow with green hints. Very aromatic with notes of mango, citrus, orange peel, and mineral accents. The wine is well-balanced and elegant.
Food Pairing
Seafood, vegetable risotto, goat cheese
Technical Data
GRAPES: 40% Grenache Blanc, 30% Viognier, 22% Roussanne, 8% Marsanne
PH: 3.57
ACIDITY: 4.14 g/l
ABV: 14%
AGING: Almost 6 months on the lees in stainless steel vats
Unique Selling Points
  • Produced by Château La Nerthe team, the Châteauneuf-du-Pape experts
  • Aged on the lees for almost 6 months
  • Vineyards are certified AB Organic
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