Chateau La Nerthe, Prieuré de Montézargues Tavel Rosé, Côtes Du Rhône, France, 2018 through Merchant of Wine.

Chateau La Nerthe, Tavel Rosé, Prieuré de Montézargues, 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.

Organic and Sustainable.

Grape / Blend
Cinsault, Clairette, Grenache, Grenache Blanc, Syrah

Origin
Côtes du Rhône, France

Winemaker's Tasting Notes
An appealing rosé with a brilliant pink color. A rich nose showing red berry tones such as strawberry and gooseberry. Fresh on the palate, with persisting citrus notes. Well rounded body and a long, structured finish.

90 Points - Wine Spectator

Product Size: 750ml

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