Chateauneuf du Pape
It’s the last day of the month and I always save the best for last. For Rhone Lovers Chateau La Nerthe needs no introduction. Simply stated, it is one of the most renowned producers in the Southern Rhone. If your a Chateauneuf fan, this wine should not be missed.
Quantities are small and the wine will arrive in a few days.
AND, we have the lowest price on the net.
Château La Nerthe is in contention for being one of the oldest estates in Châteauneuf-du-Pape. Historical documents from 1560 mention the estate. The historic Château was built in 1736. It also gets credit for being one of the first estates to bottle their own wine. This took place to some extent starting in 1784. Château La Nerthe is one of the first, if not the first estate in Châteauneuf-du-Pape to export their wine outside of France. Another first that belongs to the estate is that La Nerthe began the practice of destemming 100% of their vines in the 1800’s. By this point in time, Château La Nerthe was the most expensive wine from the Southern Rhône.
*2014 Chateauneuf du Pape Rouge
Chateau La Nerthe
(Jim Sirna 94)
$44.95btl/$269.70 per case of six
Was lucky enough to taste this wine yesterday with Kobrand Rep Antoine Collet. A blend of 41% Grenache, 28% Mourvedre, 27% Syrah and the rest Cinsault. Rather tight when first opened, the wine really blossomed after about 30 minutes in the glass. You first notice the beautiful crimson color. A wonderful array of red and black fruits mingle with notes of Herbs de Provence & leather. There is good volume, but this is an elegant wine of class & breed. More Burgundian in style, the finesse continues through to the finish. In a word….suave. Below are Wine Spectator notes but those were written when the wine was first bottled and it matured nicely.
(Wine Spectator 92)
A focused, restrained style, with a long thread of shiso leaf and incense running through the core of kirsch and raspberry coulis flavors. A pretty mineral edge guides the finish. Drink now through 2029. 1,500 cases imported.