Chateau La Nerthe Chateauneuf-du-Pape Rouge 1999

Rhone Red Blends from Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Rhone, France

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Item No. 44190
  • red wine
  • RP88
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Winemaker's Notes

A complex and concentrated blend of Grenache, Mourvèdre, Syrah, Cinsault and other Rhône varietals, is true to La Nerthe's reputation for intense, long-lived wines. The wine is deeply colored with pronounced "floral red fruit and mineral aromas," spicy flavors develop in the glass and the wine lingers on the palate with "very good length."

Learn About Chateau La Nerthe

Chateau La Nerthe was born in the 12th century around the time vines were first planted in the stone-strewn soil of Chateauneuf-du-Pape ("the Pope's new castle"), the place the pontiffs chose for their summer residence when the papal court relocated to Avignon. Chateau La Nerthe has always been graced by the attentive care of its successive owners, and they have all contributed to the reputation for excellence that La Nerthe has acquired and maintained.

Learn About Chateauneuf-du-Pape

(shah-too-NUHF due Pahp) Southern Rhone's landmark region, Chateauneuf du Pape, was the first region to gain AC status in France. That was the 1920s - it's history goes much further back than that. As the name suggests, the wine region was named after the new papal home, referring to the period of time in the 1300's when the pope resided in Avignon instead of Rome. Notable Facts...

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Learn About Rhone Red Blends

The Rhone region of France has a delightful selection of red varieties. There are 22 grapes allowed in the Rhone AOC, about half of them red. Most of these varieties are used as secondary blending partners, often comprising less than 10% of the blend. The primary red players of Rhone blends are Syrah, Grenache and Mourvedre. Most wines from the Southern Rhone use Grenache as their...

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