Chateau La Nerthe Chateauneuf-du-Pape Blanc 2000

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

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Item No. 42845
  • WS94
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Winemaker's Notes

The cuvée is a blend of Clairette, Bourboulenc, Grenache Blanc and Roussanne (each harvested at the peak of ripeness to maximize their aromatic elements). Characterized by racy acidity and lively freshness, the 1994 white of Château La Nerthe displays an exotic bouquet with floral, pear and mineral aromas. A perfect complement to grilled lobster and seafood

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 White Blends

White Rhone blends consist of two or more white grapes from its namesake region. This includes Viognier, Rousanne, Marsanne and Grenache Blanc. Other white grapes may be included in miniscule amounts, but the above four are the principles. In the Rhone, Viognier is typically alone in the Northern Rhone and absent in the Southern Rhone, although, in the north, 20% of the variety...

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