From one of the oldest and largest estates of Châteauneuf du Pape, the 2010 La Nerthe Chateauneuf du Pape displays a perfect balance of power and freshness. An aromatic wine with ripe dark berry and plummy fruit with smokey black tea notes from the barrel aging. There is resinous, herbaceous character which references the garrigue shrubland of the area bringing notes of mint, lavender. This is a fantastic vintage with aging potential of 10 to 15+ years.
42% Grenache, 39% Syrah, 15% Mourvèdre and 4% Cinsault; 51% barrel-aged and 49% aged in cask.