Chateau La Nerthe
Châteauneuf-du-Pape Blanc








Châteauneuf-du-Pape AOC


Ripe and fresh, with bright melon, white peach and yellow apple notes laced with honeysuckle and verbena. Just a kiss of meringue on the finish completes this tasty offering. Roussanne, Grenache Blanc, Clairette and Bourboulenc. Drink now through 2027. 2,900 cases made, 500 cases imported.

Château La Nerthe is one of the oldest estates in Châteauneuf-du-Pape and extends over 220 acres around the castle. Loamy, sandy soils dotted with large pebbles produce finesse and aromatic expression. The location, near one of the few natural springs of the Châteauneuf-du-Pape designation, creates a microclimate that’s warm in the day but cool at night. This microclimate creates white wines with a strong personality. Hand harvesting is done early in the morning to take advantage of the cooler temperatures and grapes are sorted to remove any imperfect fruit. Fermentation of the Roussanne juice takes place in 60 gallon barrels (1/3 new) and then ages on their lees for 9 months. The remaining varietals are slowly pressed as whole grapes and only the most premium juice is extracted and retained. The must is then aged in temperature controlled stainless steel vats and stored to age on lees. Blending takes place shortly before bottling.

47% Roussanne, 38% Grenache Blanc, 13% Clairette, 2% Bourboulenc
Aged on the lees for 9 months in a combination of French oak barrels, demi-muids, and stainless steel tanks.
In 2021, the combination of regular rainfall, a mild winter, moderate temperatures in the summer, and the absence of water stress led to excellent sanitary conditions in the vineyard. This was despite a cold spell at the beginning of April. The frost that hit France spared Château La Nerthe plots thanks to the Mistral wind and proximity of the Rhône River. Harvest started with the picking of white grapes before storms in September and October. The result was a larger than average production of Clairette grapes (30%) and well-balanced Roussanne grapes.
Pale gold with green tints. This refined and balanced white wine offers notes of lemon and orchard fruits with floral and herbal aromas.
Grilled fish, bouillabaisse.
1.3 gr/l
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