Château La Nerthe is one of the oldest estates in Châteauneuf-du-Pape, dating from 1560, with 220 acres of vineyards that surround the château. The grapes for Clos de Beauvenir are grown in a single vineyard that was previously an old castle garden. It is protected from the wind by plane trees that also provide shade during the day. A nearby spring, one of the few natural springs in the region, creates a microclimate that is warm during the day and cool at night. The vines are 40 years old on average and face south. The soil is loamy and sandy with a layer of galets, or large pebbles carried down from the Alps by glaciers in the last ice age. Hand harvesting and sorting is done early in the morning to take advantage of cooler temperatures. The grapes are slowly pressed for 3 hours to extract only premium juice. Low-temperature fermentation takes place in French oak demi-muids and the wine is then aged on fine lees for almost 9 months. Blending takes place shortly before bottling.

95 Points
2023 vintage
Harvest Note
The 2023 vintage began with a dry and mild winter. The spring was wet with the rain providing the water needed for the growing period. Despite hot temperatures throughout the summer, water stress was not critical and there was no disease in the vineyards. The harvest began at the end of August after a final strong heatwave and ended at the beginning of October. The white grapes produced balanced wines with generous aromas.
Tasting Note
Bright gold. This elegant and refined wine offers notes of white peach, nectarine, almond, and hazelnut along with delicate minty and almost smoky notes. The oak is well integrated, and the finish is long. A great white wine made for cellaring.
Food Pairing
Veal chops, lobster, mushroom risotto
Technical Data
GRAPES: Roussanne (52%), Grenache Blanc (48%)
APPELLATION: Châteauneuf-du-Pape AOC
PH: 3.55
ABV: 14%
AGING: Aged on the lees for 9 months in French oak demi-muids
Unique Selling Points
  • Clos de Beauvenir is a single vineyard that was previously an old castle garden
  • An elegant and powerful white wine that can be cellared
  • Vineyards are certified AB Organic

About the Grape

Vinified carefully, Clairette produces a light, floral and fruity wine. Used in sparkling wine and in blends, including Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Tavel Rosé, Côtes-du-Rhône and Lirac.
Grenache Blanc
This grape can produce an attractive, fleshy, generously fruity wine with a fragrance of flowers and dill.
Roussanne is an elegant, complex wine of finesse, good acidity and balance. Has aromas and flavors of melon, white fruits, pears, tree blossoms and herbs. Shows honey and coffee notes with age.
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