Chateau La Nerthe Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2017

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Critical Acclaim: 92 pts Vinous. 

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: This deep red Châteauneuf du Pape is very aromatic. At the very beginning, the nose is very red fruit driven and then, after a couple of minutes, it becomes more spicy (sweet asian spices and pot pourri). The mouth is full of energy, very juicy. Lots of garrigue characters, herbal notes but still very fleshy. The palate is soft and
dense bringing an intense sappy finish.

Serving Suggestion: Drink with lamb or beef stew with 'grand veneur' sauce or duck filet. 

Varietal: 40% Grenache Noir, 35% Syrah, 18% Mourvedre and 7% Cinsault. 

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