Château La Nerthe 2018
Château La Nerthe, Châteauneuf-du-Pape red, is the soul of the estate’s wines. It has been exported across the globe since the eighteenth century. All the plots of grenache noir, syrah, mourvèdre, and cinsault grapes are planted across the different soil types within the wine appellation, making the style of this wine the full expression of the complexity of Châteauneuf-du-Pape. It pairs wonderfully with rare meat, Provencal classics, or other elaborate dishes made with sauce.
2018 harvest was lower in quantity than 2016 or 2019 due to the coulure of Grenache. The vintage is very similar to 2011 much appreciated for its delicacy. On the nose nice ripe dark cherry notes with sweet spices scents. Medium to full bodied on the palate, it delivers very perfumed and minty notes of herbs (thyme, laurel). The finish is balanced with lots of freshness and supple tannins, making the wine approachable even when very young. A fruity and silky style for this Château La Nerthe !