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Light to medium bodied wines that are high in acid and light to medium fruit. Typically no oak.
Light to medium bodied wines with lots of juicy fruit, typically medium acid and medium oak.
Full bodied wines that have typically undergone malo-lactic fermentation and/or spent time in oak.
Chateauneuf-du-Pape Blanc is is a little known but striking wine. Blended from Grenache Blanc, Boubelenc, Roussanne & Clairette, the wine's 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.
Wine with a bright yellow dress, limpid and young hints. Intense bouquet of spring and white flowers, apple, pear, light woody notes and vanilla. On the palate, a frank attack and a real volume, aromas of
fresh fruits and white peach with subtle barrel notes.
A wine with a long elegant finish
"Very bright and pure, with a stony beam that drives the quince, green and yellow apple, honeysuckle and heather notes. The long finish has mouthwatering minerality. Drink now through 2011. 1,666 cases made"
"The 2007 La Nerthe Blanc (14% Grenache blanc, 5% Bourboulenc, 42% Roussanne, and the rest Clairette) is a full-bodied, dry white with notes of spring flowers, honeysuckle, and an almost exotic tropical fruit character, no doubt from the Roussanne. It should drink nicely for 3-4 years."
The Wine Advocate
"Light yellow-gold. A complex, seductive bouquet displays lemon zest, tangerine, pungent herbs and minerals, with a floral undertone. Very fresh on the palate, with zesty, finely etched citrus and mineral flavors and a late note of licorice. Surprisingly light and brisk for a blend with so much roussanne, boasting excellent finishing clarity, minerality and cut."
International Wine Cellar
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.
(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...Read More About Chateauneuf-du-Pape
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...Read More About Rhone White Blends
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