Les Cassagnes de La Nerthe Rouge Côtes-du-Rhône Villages, Château La Nerthe 2020
Power, structure and colour are undoubtedly the signatures of the 2019 vintage. Deep purple with violet hints and very expressive on the nose. The attack is dominated by Syrah (floral notes of violets and spices) but thanks to tannins of excellent maturity, it is round and velvety. The Grenache contributes a dense, robust but supple structure. Very good length on the palate. A fine tannic extraction gives this balanced wine a significant ageing potential, a sure bet for the coming years. An excellent accompaniament to rich beef and lamb dishes, also roasted and spiced vegetable-driven dishes like Moroccan chicken tagine with olives, or smoky cauliflower steaks.