Critical Acclaim: 91 pts Wine Spectator. 90 pts Decanter.
About the Winery: One of the oldest and largest estate of Châteauneuf du Pape extending over 90 ha (220 acres) around the castle. The vineyard of Château La Nerthe was born in the XIVth century when vine culture spread over the area. Château La Nerthe, based on the work of Commander Joseph Ducos who was the owner of the estate after the phylloxera crisis, is at the root of the Châteauneuf du Pape vineyard as we know it. Baron Leroy de Boiseaumarié, from that experience, established in 1936 the first French ‘Appellation d’Origine Contrôlée’ in Châteauneuf du Pape.
Winemaker Tasting Notes: Les Granieres de la Nerthe captures the spirit of Chateauneuf-du-Pape, with its mosaic of soils and grape varieties. It illustrates the elegance and finesse of wines from Chateau La Nerthe, the famed property owned by the Richard Family. Made from the estate's younger vines, this blend of Gernache, Syrah, Cinsault & Mourvedre espresses a lively and fruit-driven character. Enjoy upon release.
"Juicy and direct, with tasty raspberry and blackberry coulis notes backed by anise and apple wood accents. Shows sweet spice and fruitcake notes that chime through the toasty finish, while the fruit keeps pace. Drink now through 2030."- Wine Spectator.
"Lifted herbal red/dark fruit scents. A precise, drinkable style with refreshing acidity, warming alcohol and a long, refined, floral finish. Pretty classy stuff."- Decanter.
Varietal: 55% Grenache, 25% Cinsault and 10% Mourvedre.