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Château La Nerthe Clos de Beauvenir Châteauneuf-du-Pape 2014

| white | full bodied & complex |
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Specifications

Grapes
55% roussanne, 40% clairette, 5% bourboulenc
Alcohol %
13.5%
Yield
25 hl/ha
Aging
barrel aged
Viticulture
organic (certified)
Drinkable till
2022-2023
Fiche Technique
Video
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Product code
2020101
74.95 64.95
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Tasting notes

Aromas of white flowers, vanilla and white-yellow fruit. The pallet is intense, showing good acidity and is dominated by yellow fruit (pear, apricot, pineapple). The oak tones are present, but well integrated. Riper fruit and good minerality in the middle, with subtle tones of honey and fresh almonds. The finish is roussanne-dominated, yet not so greasy compared to earlier vintages, and holds well. This cuvée deserves a few years bottle aging. Only produced in very good vintages. [April 2017]

Wine producer
Château La Nerthe, owned by the Richard family (café Richard), is one of the oldest wine estates within the Châteauneuf-du-Pape appellation. Their oldest cellar dates back to 1560. The vineyards (90 hectares) are largely around the castle. Although the terroir and cepages are typical for the appellation ( 15 different soils and 13 cepages), the La Nerthe wines distinguish themselves by elegance and freshness. Consistently early harvesting is one of the reasons. The wines are quite accessible at young age. This style of wine making was employed by Alain Dugas and continued by Christian Vœux (2008-2016). La Nerthe is certified organic since 1998.
Quote & Reviews

Jeb Dunnuck: “2014 Châteauneuf du Pape Blanc Clos de Beauvenir offers up its normal touch of brioche and oak to go with clean, classy notes of apple blossom, poached pear and honeysuckle. Medium-bodied, racy and almost borderline tart on the palate, it holds it together and is a beautifully fresh, crisp southern Rhône white that will benefit from a year in the cellar and have a decade of longevity.”

Ratings

John L. Livingston
***(*)
Wine Advocate
90