About Chateau La Nerthe 2019 Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Les Granieres
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.
The 2019 vintage was outstanding and this Les Granieres features hand picked, fully ripe grapes, that are balanced and have full aromatic expression and certified AB Organic. They are sorted on a table then destemmed. The maceration begins with a phase of cold pre-fermentation of 12 to 24 hours. Then alcoholic fermentation occurs, temperature controlled throughout. When secondary fermentation is complete, the wine is racked into casks for ageing before the blending is completed.
Decanter Magazine scored this 90 points saying "Lifted herbal, red/dark fruit scents. A precise, drinkable style with refreshing acidity, warming alcohol and a long, refined, floral finish. Pretty classy stuff. Blend: 55% Grenache, 25% Cinsault, 10% Mourvedre."