Chateau La Nerthe, Les Cassagnes Rosé, Côtes Du Rhône, France, 2018 through Merchant of Wine.

Chateau La Nerthe, Rosé "Les Cassagnes" Côtes Du Rhône, France, 2018

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Overview of the Wine
Archives affirm Chateau La Nerthe’s existence as early as 1560, while suggesting an even more distant past dating to the dawn of the region’s wine culture in the 12th century making it one of Chateauneuf’s oldest estates. Located in the heart of the Chateauneuf-du-Pape AOC region of southern France not far from Avignon, the 225 acres of Chateau La Nerthe vineyards are located in a single block around the Chateau and have been certified Organic since 1998. The terroir is very typical for the region: vineyards runs along a slope, at the top of which the vines dig their roots into soils of sandy-clay, on the surface there is a layer of the famous galettes, large, round, well-worn stones that originated in the Alps, having been carried down to the Rhône by the glaciers of previous ice ages. The further down the slope of the vineyard you travel, the more these stones dominate. All 14 of the permitted primary varietals are planted-Grenache dominates 62% of vineyards and the vines average over 40 years old. Chateau La Nerthe is the prime expression of Chateauneuf-du-Pape.

Sustainable and Organic.

Grape / Blend
Cinsault, Grenache, Grenache Blanc, Mourvèdre

Origin
Côtes du Rhône, France

Winemaker's Tasting Notes
The color is pale pink fuchsia, very bright. The nose is frank, lively, expressive, on white flowers and citrus fruits (pink grapefruit). The palate is fresh and the gooseberry meets again the grapefruit. A wine of great freshness and easy pleasure!

A versatile companion to many styles of cuisine. Enjoy with cheeses and fruit or pair with salmon dishes, poultry in light to medium weight sauces, and fresh salads.

90 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
A relatively dark pink rosé, the 2018 La Nerthe Cotes du Rhone Rose Les Cassagnes is a blend of 50% Grenache, 30% Mourvèdre and 20% Cinsault, the trio of Southern Rhône varieties that seem best suited to rosé production. Cherries and dried spices appear on the nose, followed by a medium-bodied, fleshy wine that's silky, mouthwatering and refreshing, with just a hint of warmth on the finish.

Product Size: 750ml

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