Chateau La Nerthe Châteauneuf-du-Pape Rouge 2020 750ml - Toast Wines by Taste
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Chateau La Nerthe Châteauneuf-du-Pape Rouge 2020 750ml
SKU: 15049

Chateau La Nerthe Châteauneuf-du-Pape Rouge 2020

  • v93
  • ws92
  • jd91


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Category Red Wine
Origin France, Rhone, Chateauneuf-du-Pape
Brand Chateau La Nerthe
Alcohol/vol 15%

The terroir is typical for the region: vineyards run along a slope, at the top of which the vines dig their roots into soils of sandy-clay. On the surface there is a layer of the famous galets (large, round, well-worn stones that originated in the alps) having been carried down to the rhône by the glaciers of previous ice ages. The farther down the slope of the vineyard one travels, the more these stones dominate. All 13 of the permitted primary varietals are planted. Grenache dominates 62% of vineyards and the vines average over 40 years old. The wine is aged 12 months in a combination (50/50) of small French oak barrels and large French oak casks (‘Foudres’) and blending takes place shortly before bottling.

  • v93

A blend of 38% Syrah, 35% Grenache, 25% Mourvèdre and other permitted varieties, the 2020 Châteauneuf-du-Pape aged for one year in a combination of new and old oak barriques, foudre and tronconique tanks. It displays a fragrant perfume of blackberry, raspberry, wild strawberry, licorice, dried herbs, cloves and hints of mint. This is a full-bodied and concentrated red, neatly balanced by lively acidity and framed by velvety tannins, closing with a sapid finish.

April 2023
Wine Spectator
  • ws92

Gamy and earthy, with bright cassis and damson plum streaked with smoked meat, singed garrigue, violet and a note of tar. Boasts black tea tannins that hem in the round palate, with an iodine note and acidity providing balance. Shows sweet spices on the finish. Grenache, Syrah, Mourvèdre and Cinsault. Drink now through 2030. 2,000 cases imported.

April 30, 2023
Jeb Dunnuck
  • jd91

I loved the classic 2020 Châteauneuf Du Pape from this great estate, which is based on 38% Syrah, 35% Grenache, 25% Mourvedre, and the rest a mix of varieties. It was partially destemmed and brought up in 15% new oak. Currants, darker cherries, earthy garrigue, and spicy notes all emerge on the nose, and it's medium-bodied, balanced, and shines for its purity of fruit. It's beautifully done and well worth following over the coming 10-12 years.

November 11, 2022

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