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Château La Nerthe

Château La Nerthe is one of the oldest and best-known wineries in the Châteauneuf-du-Pape appellation in the south of France's Rhône Valley. The quality of its wines is just as legendary. Fruity red wines and smooth white blends are the highlights of the house.
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History of the Château La Nerthe winery

Located just a few kilometres southwest of the famous village of Châteauneuf-du-Pape, the Château La Nerthe winery has played a significant role in its rise to become one of France's best-known appellations. The village can look back on a long winemaking tradition: wine has been produced here since the 13th century. The local wines became the "wine of the popes" when the heads of the Catholic Church resided in nearby Avignon. The Comtat Venaissin, which included Châteauneuf, belonged to them from 1229 to 1791.
The estate was established in the 16th century. In 1560 it was acquired by the noble Tulle de Villefranche family, who owned it for 300 years. 200 years later numerous documents testified to the quality of its wines. The estate had 50 hectares of vines. Served at the court of the French king, its wines were among the best and most expensive in the country. The picturesque castle surrounded by cedar and plane trees, which today adorns the wine label, is an 18th-century architectural gem built by the Tulle de Villefranche family in 1736.
Château La Nerthe is one of the oldest and best-known wineries in the Châteauneuf-du-Pape appellation in the south of France's Rhône Valley. The quality of its wines is just as legendary. Fruity red wines and smooth white blends are the highlights of the house.

Wines from Château La Nerthe

The Château La Nerthe estate produces both fruity, full-bodied red wines and wonderfully silky, aromatic whites. In peak years the best grapes and parcels produce two special bottlings: Cuvée des Cadettes and Clos de Beauvenir.
Red grape varieties dominate the range. The focus is on the classic Châteauneuf-du-Pape red wine. For the cuvée the winemakers process all 13 authorized grape varieties. About half of the hand-picked, pre-sorted grapes are Grenache, which contributes a good deal to the wine's fruity lusciousness and berry aroma. The Château La Nerthe cellar masters age the wine, which has excellent storage qualities, in barriques. For the prestigious Cuvée des Cadettes wine, which is only produced in particularly good years, the grapes of the oldest vines are harvested. It consists of equal parts of Grenache, Syrah and Mourvèdre.
Though only produced on a small scale, white wines are of great importance: the Grenache blanc, Bourboulenc, Clairette and Roussane varieties find their way into fresh cuvées. The winemakers of Château La Nerthe blend Clairette and Roussane for the renowned Clos de Beauvenir assemblage. This wine is also rare: in good years only about 3,000 bottles are produced.
Come and discover the best wines from the sun-drenched south of France! You can obtain a typical Châteauneuf-du-Pape from the Mondovino online shop, and in Coop retail outlets.

Wines from Château La Nerthe