La Nerthe Les Cassagnes Cotes du Rhone Villages - Rhone Valley
Bottle size: 750ml
There is ‘basic' Cote du Rhone and then there’s La Nerthe Cote du Rhone. They are definitely not the same thing. One is made for enjoyable early consumption amidst friends at a BBQ yet wines like La Nerthe are much more serious and deserve that extra bit of scrutiny and attention. An iconic biodynamic French Estate, La Nerthe is famous for their stunning Chateauneuf du Pape, although make no mistake about it this infinitely more affordable offering is also an absolute beauty. Seriously good Cote du Rhone…!
"This estate has produced a brilliant 2017 Côtes du Rhône Villages Les Cassagnes de La Nerthe that’s based on 60% Grenache, 30% Syrah, and the rest Mourvèdre. Black raspberries, toasted spices, graphite, and hints of pepper all flow to a medium-bodied, concentrated, seamlessly put together Côtes du Rhône that has present tannin and a great finish. It's well worth seeking out.” - Jeb Dunnuck, jebdunnuck.com
Lovely nose of Southern French garrigue dried herbs and damp earth with wild raspberry and focussed sweet cherry fruit. The palate is medium to full-bodied echoing the nose with similar fruit flavours tinged with minerally/earth laden layers and subtle spicy oak, tannins gently gripping and neatly tucked in adding structure and support. Feels beautiful in the mouth with outstanding texture and tastes incredible. Definitely a step above.
Seriously good Cote du Rhone…!
Chateau la Nerthe is one of the oldest and the largest estates in the Southern Rhone's mostly highly regarded appellation of Châteauneuf-du-Pape. Comprising 90 hectares of vines planted in red clay soils and sandy hollows ballasted with the pebble characteristic of the region, many of its vines are a century old, with the average age around fifty years. The vineyards face south towards the sunshine, plunging roots several metres deep and have been certified organic since 2013.
The successive owners of Chateau la Nerthe over centuries observed which vine varieties possessed the most affinity with the terroir of the estate, and in the latter part of the nineteenth century Commander Ducos planted 11 varieties (later to become 11 of the 13 permitted for Châteauneuf-du-Pape). Each brought with it a quota of special virtues to the finished wine, and today blending remains a key to the complexities and individuality of the wines of Chateau la Nerthe.
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