One of Châteauneuf-du-Pape’s oldest estates, archives affirm Château La Nerthe’s existence as early as 1560 and suggest an even more distant past dating to the dawn of the region’s wine culture in the 12th century. An Iconic producer whose wines are considered a benchmark with each vintage released.This their rare and exceptional white Chateauneuf du Pape. a blend of 47% Roussanne, 38% Grenache Blanc, 13% Clairette and 2% Bourboulenc. Hand harvesting is done early in the morning from vines aged 40+ years, to take advantage of the cooler temperatures and grapes are sorted to remove any imperfect fruit. Grapes are organically grown.Fermentation of the Roussanne juice takes place in 60 gallon barrels (1/3 new) and then ages on their lees for 9 months. The remaining varietals are slowly pressed as whole grapes and only the most premium juice is extracted and retained. The must is then aged in temperature controlled stainless steel vats and stored to age on lees. Blending takes place sho…
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