52% Grenache Noir, 38% Syrah, 10% Mouvèdre
12 months partly in large wooden casks and partly in new oak barrels
Château La Nerthe experienced a perfect winter with mild temperatures. That turned into a perfect spring which benefited from rainfalls free of frost and plentiful water reserves. It was a very hot summer. The Southern Rhône Valley was among the luckiest regions that year, particularly protected throughout the year from harsh weather compared to other areas in France. This all led to a most exceptional vintage. Certainly their best vintage since the legendary 1990 vintage.
This deep ruby, intense Grenache blend offers a very expressive nose full of black cherry, blackcurrant and sweet spice notes. On the palate, expect a fresh and well-balanced wine enhanced with graphite and boysenberries aromas. Perfectly matured tannins give the feeling of a long, full-bodied and elegant wine that can age for a number of years with a drinking window of 2018 – 2033.
To enjoy with hearty red meat dishes like beef stew and along with lighter meats like duck fillet in a pepper sauce.