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Châteauneuf-du-Pape Blanc, Château La Nerthe 2019

Château La Nerthe

Château La Nerthe

  • France Rhône
Château La Nerthe is one of the oldest properties in Châteauneuf-du-Pape and is owned by the Richard family. This property boasts five centuries of history with the Château being built in the 18th century but historical winery records date as far back as 1560. As well as being known for producing beautifully elegant and classy styles of Châteauneuf-du-Pape, the Richard family own estates in Tavel, Beaujolais and Bordeaux.

La Nerthe cultivates 92 hectares in Châteauneuf-du-Pape (divided into 57 parcels), two-thirds of which surround the Château; the third is located on the famous plateau of La Crau. Enjoying an exceptional location, the estate is made up of terraces and hillsides typical of Châteauneuf-du-Pape soil where they grow all 13 grape varieties of the appellation. They grow dominant plantings of Mourvèdre, Syrah and Grenache which provide the wines of Château La Nerthe with tannins of great finesse and length. This is a sustainably farmed property that has been certified organic since 1998.

The soils here are a mixture of sandy clay and marl, as well as the typical galets roulés. The property is fortunate to have a natural spring within its grounds which is incredibly beneficial to the vines in this often drought-prone region.