Château La Nerthe Châteauneuf-du-Pape 2020

Château La Nerthe Châteauneuf-du-Pape 2020

Château La Nerthe Châteauneuf-du-Pape 2020

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Nestled in the southern part of the Rhône Valley in southeastern France lies the illustrious Châteauneuf-du-Pape appellation, a place steeped in history and revered by wine enthusiasts worldwide. This region, with its rich viticultural heritage, is home to the esteemed Château La Nerthe, a name synonymous with excellence. The Château La Nerthe Châteauneuf-du-Pape 2020 is a testament to the centuries of winemaking tradition that define this exceptional terroir. Before we embark on a journey into this wine, let's delve into the captivating history and unique characteristics of Châteauneuf-du-Pape that make it a beacon in the world of wine.

Châteauneuf-du-Pape's Storied History: Châteauneuf-du-Pape, translated as the "Pope's New Castle," derives its name from the 14th-century Avignon Papacy, during which the town served as a summer residence for the popes. It was here that Pope John XXII embraced viticulture and laid the foundation for the region's wine culture. The iconic stony soils, known as "galets roulés," are a defining feature of Châteauneuf-du-Pape's terroir. These large, rounded stones absorb heat during the day and release it at night, nurturing the vineyards and aiding grape ripening.

Today, Châteauneuf-du-Pape is celebrated for its diverse terroirs, including the characteristic soils, sun-soaked vineyards, and the region's renowned "Mistral" winds. The blend of grape varieties, predominantly Grenache, complemented by Syrah, Mourvèdre, and others, gives birth to wines of unparalleled depth and complexity.

Tasting Note - Château La Nerthe Châteauneuf-du-Pape 2020:

Appearance: In the glass, the Château La Nerthe Châteauneuf-du-Pape 2020 reveals a deep and enticing ruby-red color, a reflection of its concentration and maturity.

Aroma: On the nose, this wine presents a captivating bouquet of dark fruits. Ripe blackberries, black cherries, and plums take center stage, accompanied by notes of violets, garrigue herbs, and hints of black pepper.

Taste: The palate is a testament to Châteauneuf-du-Pape's complexity. The rich dark fruit flavors, complemented by layers of licorice, lavender, and exotic spices, create an opulent and harmonious experience. The wine's structure is framed by supple tannins and a vibrant acidity that carry the flavors to a long and graceful finish.

Finish: The finish is a lingering symphony of flavors, leaving behind the essence of dark fruits, subtle spices, and a sense of the place that birthed it.

Food Pairing:

  1. Cape Grim Steak Tartare with Spiced Egg Emulsion (Wineology): Elevate your dining experience by pairing the Château La Nerthe Châteauneuf-du-Pape 2020 with Cape Grim steak tartare from Wineology, served with spiced egg emulsion. The wine's depth and structure harmonize beautifully with the dish's richness, creating a memorable combination.

  2. Truffle Gnocchi with Wild Fungi (Wineology): Embrace the wine's versatility with truffle gnocchi from Wineology, generously adorned with wild fungi and garlic butter sugo. The wine's dark fruit character provides a delightful contrast to the earthy flavors of the dish, resulting in a harmonious pairing.

The Château La Nerthe Châteauneuf-du-Pape 2020 invites you to savor the history and terroir of this iconic appellation, delivering a profound and memorable wine experience at Wineology.

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Tasting notes from our sommeliers:

Ripe, fresh, red and black berries, cherries, herbs. Silky, fruity with soft tannins.

Country: France | Region: Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Southern Rhône

Winemaker: Château La Nerthe | Vintage: 2020

Style: Red | Variety: Syrah, Mourvedre, and Grenache

Primary Flavours: Tobacco, Blackberry, and Plum

Acidity: 3.0 | Sweetness: 2.0 | Tannin: 4.0 | Body: 4.0 | Alcohol: 3.0

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