2012

Châteauneuf-du-Pape AOC Château La Nerthe

Syrah, Cinsault, Grenache, Carignan

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Wine information

Region

Côtes du Rhône, France

Grape

Syrah, Cinsault, Grenache, Carignan

Producer

Château La Nerthe

Vintage

2012

Goes well with

Lamb, red meat, grilled food, roast, wild game and cheese

Degustation notes

Intense dark ruby colour, a typical bouquet of red fruit, lavender and caramel, complex, opens slowly, evenly coated in the mouth,with strong tannins and supported fruit flavours, a wine that has depth and elegance in the style of a Châteauneuf-du-Pape, long inthe mouth and balanced; excellent.

Awards

Jancis Robinson - 16

Special notes

Wine has been produced without interruption since the XVIth century here. The Ricaud family and vintner David + Foillard bought thedomain in 1985. Large investments transformed the castle into one of the greatest in the southern Rhone Valley. The wine is vinifiedin new oak and used barrels, and in tanks. The vineyard area is 77 hectares with vines that average 45 years of age.

Alcohol content

14.5%

Drinking temperature

16-18°C

Optimum maturity

2017-2020

Original packaging

Box of 6

Stopper

Natural cork

Finishing process

Oak cask 225 l

Ratings

Average rating: 4.0 of 5 2 ratings and 0 reviews