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Château La Nerthe : Cuvée des Cadettes 2018
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Château La Nerthe : Cuvée des Cadettes 2018
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Château La Nerthe : Cuvée des Cadettes 2018

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Description

The richness and balance of a Châteauneuf-du-Pape

The estate

A true symbol of Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Château La Nerthe is one of the oldest estates in the appellation. Their histories have been intertwined for five centuries, making Château La Nerthe a historic landmark of the region. Nestling in a sumptuous Provencal setting, the magnificent château overlooks an exceptional architectural and winegrowing heritage. With its cellars dating back to the 16th century, its 92-hectare vineyard and its organic farming certification obtained in 1998, the estate embodies the perfect balance between tradition and innovation. Since 1985, the Richard family has been designing the estate's wines and continues to write the history of Château La Nerthe with fervour, raising its heritage through boundless ambition and exacting innovation.

The vineyard

Nestling in the heart of the Rhône Valley, Château La Nerthe oversees the pebble, sand and clay soils typical of Châteauneuf-du-Pape. This terroir benefits from a Mediterranean microclimate and generous sunshine, ensuring that the grapes reach full ripeness.

The vintage

The 2018 vintage was marked by contrasting weather conditions. While the spring was particularly rainy, the summer offered above-normal temperatures, favouring optimal grape development.

Winemaking and ageing

The hand-picked grapes are sorted on a table. A vatting period of at least 21 days is followed by regular pumping over and punching down of the cap. Numerous tastings are carried out during the fermentation phase. Finally, this Châteauneuf-du-Pape wine is transferred to tuns and new barrels for 12 months of ageing.

Blend

Grenache (65%)
Syrah (25%)
Mourvèdre (10%)

Characteristics and tasting tips for Cuvée des Cadettes 2018 from Château La Nerthe

Tasting

Colour
The wine is a crimson colour.

Nose
The nose presents a bouquet of blackberry and cherry, enhanced by vanilla notes and aromas of dried flowers.

Palate
The palate, concentrated and with a great depth, unveils a framework of red fruit and notes of sweet spices like cinnamon. It reveals a lovely balance, enhanced by slightly smoky notes.

To serve

For the best tasting, this wine should be served at a temperature between 16 and 18°C.

Food and wine pairing

Cuvée des Cadettes 2018 from Château La Nerthe pairs perfectly with a Provencal leg of lamb.

Château La Nerthe : Cuvée des Cadettes 2018

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