Sip of the Day

November 6, 2020

Day #311 of the year.

Chateau La Nerthe Châteauneuf-du-Pape Rouge

We’ve all been through the ringer this week and when times get tough, I say “It’s time to drink the good stuff.” Fill your Friday evening with Chateau La Nerthe’s Châteauneuf-du-Pape Rouge 2016. It might be a bit of a splurge but it’s worth the much-needed delight. Sure, you could age this in a cellar and keep it for several years, but life is too short, and this week was too stressful. Bring your smile back, smell the bouquet, and for the love of God turn off the news.

ORIGIN

Châteauneuf-du-Pape AOC, Southern Rhone, France

Grapes

37% Grenache Noir, 29% Syrah, 27% Mouvèdre, 7% Cinsault

Chateau La Nerthe Châteauneuf-du-Pape Rouge

Tasting Notes

The dark, deep, inky color of the wine shows immediately, stemming from the concentration of the vintage. Nose of blackcurrants, black tea and dried flowers stands out. The mouth is rich, fruity and velvety with an incredibly layered tannic structure. The wine is balanced and pure with strong intense and incredibly long aging potential.

Created by potrace 1.16, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2019

Food Match

To drink with lamb or beef stew with ‘grand veneur’ sauce, duck fillet.

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