Château La Nerthe Clos Du Beauvenir 2013


The color is straw yellow with gray reflections. The nose is very expressive, very exuberant. There are floral notes of yellow flesh fruits (vine peach) but also some exotic notes (mangoes, pineapple). The bouquet gives a real impression of maturity and wealth. The mouth contrasts with the nose. The wine reveals itself there fresh, balanced, long. The power is there too but remains very contained, pledge of very good aging. The finish is juicy, saline on some notes toasted (almonds) and ripe fruit (pineapple, melon) with an endless feeling of elegance.

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Winery Profile:
Here is one of the 3 largest properties of the CHÂTEAUneuf-du-Pape appellation with its 92 hectares of vines. Very old vineyard, the first archives of CHÂTEAU la Nerthe date back to the 16th century when the estate was named the Ferme du Beauvenir. His name today echoes one of the members of the family who bought it in the 16th century and who was none other than a prior living on the Nerthe Massif.

Surrounded by large pine trees, the Château towers over 90 hectares of contiguous vineyards. Eleven different grape varieties grow on red, loamy soil with sandy components and pebbles: Grenache, Cinsault, Mourvčdre, Syrah, Muscardin, Vaccarčse, Counoise, Picpoul, Grenache Blanc, Clairette, Roussanne and Bourboulenc. The south-facing vines, adapted to the climate and soil over centuries, have roots over several meters deep. The yields of the vines, which are on average 40 years old, are very low at 25 to 30 hl./ha. All grapes are picked manually when they are optimally ripe and the grape varieties are largely vinified separately. The aging takes place depending on the tannin content and structure in new barriques, large barrels (“foudre”) or steel tanks (mainly for the white wines). Only then does the assemblage take place, which can vary depending on the year.

Region: Rhone Valley, France
Grapes: Bourboulenc, Clairette, Grenache Blanc, Roussanne
Volume: 750ml