Wine "Les Cassagnes de La Nerthe" Rouge, Cotes du Rhone Villages AOC, 2013
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Reviews of purchase "Les Cassagnes de La Nerthe" Rouge, Cotes du Rhone Villages AOC, 2013
Wine of pale yellow color with greenish highlights.
Fresh, round, harmonious wine has a luxurious fruity taste with notes of citrus and violet, with hints of minerals, crisp acidity and an elegant finish.
Intense and fresh aroma of the wine reveals notes of white flowers, white peach, citrus, grapefruit, green almond nuances and chamomile.
The wine goes well with a noble fish, white meat, cheese.
Chateau la Nerthe Blanc, 2011 - Fresh, round, elegant white wine, a blend which consists of four grape varieties: Russan, Grenache Blanc, Claret and Burbulenk. The average age of the vines is 40 years. The harvest in 2011, the planters began with white grapes (August 22) and will continue to collect red varieties (September 2). The difference in the timing of data collection due to the fact that varieties reach the optimal level of maturity at different times and winegrowers company strictly monitored to ensure that each variety has been collected in the most opportune time. For this, one or two times a week samples are taken from each plot. The berries are harvested by hand early in the morning to take advantage of the cool morning temperatures. Careful sorting is mandatory to remove immature or diseased berries. After pressing the grapes Russan (not less than 25%) was fermented and aged on the lees in 228-liter barrels, a third of which - new. Other grades (75%) vinified separately in stainless steel vats at a controlled temperature, and then kept at a precipitate. Assembling is carried out shortly before bottling. Vintage 2011 is ready to use right now, but observing certain storage conditions, they can be enjoyed over the next 10 years.
The next owner of Chateau la HEPT was Major Joseph Ducos - a man with strong convictions and a strong will. In 1870 he bought vineyards affected by phylloxera epidemic, from the previous owners, and made every effort to restore them and to approve an impeccable reputation of wines. Joseph Ducos made a careful study of more than 10 different varieties of grapes to study the taste of each class and the establishment of their ideal proportion in the overall blend. It was he who had introduced and used for wine varieties like Senso and Russan, after which his example was followed by other manufacturers.
In 1985, the estate of Chateau la HEPT acquired family, Richard, and was appointed manager Alain Dugas. He was a qualified technician and an excellent understanding of local grape varieties. After working for 15 years in the winemaker Domaine de Renjarde, Alain Dugas had a great experience in the production of wine. After his retirement in 2008, he was invited to work in oenologist Christian, who had previously worked for 25 years in the Château Mont Redon and had a diploma enologist Faculty of Montpellier. Its main task winemaker believes "carefully preserved history and traditions of the estate, as well as creating extremely balanced, elegant wines that express the unique features of the terroir."
Vineyards Chateau la Nerthe occupy 90 hectares and is located mainly around the castle and on the plateau HEPT Cros. 84 hectares are planted with red grape varieties, and the remaining 6 hectares - white. Feature vineyards Chateau la Nerthe is the diversity of terroirs, which in turn makes it possible to produce complex, rich and very original wine. Here is dominated by a Mediterranean climate, which provides a minimum of 200 days of sunshine a year. This contributes to early ripening, which has an optimum level of maturity and concentration of sugars and polyphenols. On the plateau land is covered pebble that accumulates during the day the sun's heat, and at nightfall gives him. It warms keep up with grapes and safeguard against sudden temperature changes. Soil hills are composed of gravel and sand, which as a result of erosion mixed with red clay and chalk. In the vineyards grow the economy all 13 grape varieties permitted appellyatsionnoy authority Chateauneuf-du-Pape, and since 1998 the vineyards Chateau certified as organic. Chateau La Nerthe now produces mostly red wines, there are also white and two vintage wines ("Les Cadettes" and "Clos de Beauvenir").