Les Cassagnes de La Nerthe is produced in the Southern Rhône Valley in France by 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. The gently undulating slopes produce high quality grapes that turn into fleshy and balanced wines. 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 (3 to 4 weeks). The final blend is aged on fine lees in stainless steel tanks for 9 months before bottling.

Harvest Note
The exceptionally early 2020 harvest created fresh wines with great balance! Around September 20th rain delayed the picking of the grapes, slowing down the residual accumulation of sugars but accelerating the phenolic maturation of Grenache and Mourvèdre. The healthy grapes required little sorting. The 2020 vintage reveals red wines with attractive color and a delicate and balanced structure and expresses purity of the fruit and finesse of the tannins. Refined wines from the start!
Tasting Note
In the glass this vintage is a bright and deep ruby color with purple hints. On the nose there are lots of ripe (but not overripe) fruity notes with little black and red berries. On the palate we discover an elegant suppleness with fresh plum and wild herbs aromas. Tannins are polished, making the wine round and approachable. It is a very balanced vintage, combining rich flavor with freshness and delicacy.
Technical Data
GRAPES: 50% Grenache, 40% Syrah, 8% Mourvèdre, 2% other indigenous varieties
PH: 3.7
ACIDITY: 4.36 g/l
ABV: 15%
AGING: Aged on fine lees in stainless steel tanks for 9 months
Unique Selling Points
  • Created by Château La Nerthe team, the Châteauneuf-du-Pape experts
  • Average vine age is 40+ years
  • Soft extraction methods achieve bright fruit and fine tannins

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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