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Date Printed: 9/1/2015
Chateau La Nerthe Chateauneuf-du-Pape Blanc 2004
Chateau La Nerthe Chateauneuf-du-Pape Blanc 2004
(search item no. 87491)
green wine
collectible wine

The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
PRICE ON 9/1/2015: $39.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2014 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2013 Wine & Spirits rating: 92 points
2013 Wilfred Wong of Wine.com rating: 92 points
2012 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2012 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2011 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2011 Wine & Spirits rating: 92 points
2011 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2010 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2010 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2009 Wine & Spirits rating: 92 points
2009 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2007 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2006 Wine & Spirits rating: 92 points
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2005 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2003 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2001 Wine & Spirits rating: 88 points
2000 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Chateauneuf-du-Pape Blanc is is a little known but striking wine. Blended from Grenache Blanc, Boubelenc, Roussanne & Clairette, the wines unique spicy yet floral qualities make it a crowd pleaser and its firm acidity provides the structure for a rare white which can benefit from a small amount of aging.
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About Chateau La Nerthe:

Archives affirm Château La Nerthe’s existence as early as 1560, while suggesting an even more distant past dating to the dawn of the region’s wine culture in the 12th century making it one of Châteauneuf’s oldest estates. Located in the heart of the Châteauneuf-du-Pape AOC region of southern France not far from Avignon, the 225 acres of Château La Nerthe vineyards are located in a single block around the Château and have been certified Organic since 1998. The terroir is very typical for the region: vineyards runs along a slope, at the top of which the vines dig their roots into soils of sandy-clay, on the surface there is a layer of the famous galettes, large, round, well-worn stones that originated in the Alps, having been carried down to the Rhône by the glaciers of previous ice ages. The further down the slope of the vineyard you travel, the more these stones dominate. All 14 of the permitted primary varietals are planted-Grenache dominates 62% of vineyards and the vines average over 40 years old. Château La Nerthe is THE expression of Châteauneuf-du-Pape.