Chateau La Nerthe Chateauneuf-du-Pape White 2017
|Region||France, Rhone, Chateauneuf-du-Pape|
|Brand||Chateau La Nerthe|
Invigorating aromas of tangerine and lemon zest introduce this luminously fresh, fruity white blend. The palate offers boldly concentrated flavors of yellow peach and mango nuanced by hints of nut, toast and spice. Crisp acidity and a murmur of tannin edge the finish. Delightful already for its fresh, silky appeal, it should improve through 2030.
Bright and engaging, with floral lift throughout, allowing white peach, yellow apple, green plum and fennel notes to race along while showing definition and length. Grenache Blanc, Roussanne, Clairette and Bourboulenc. Drink now through 2020. 1,845 cases made.
Reassuringly on form, the 2017 Chateauneuf du Pape Blanc offers harmonious citrus notes of tangerine and lime, all carried by a medium to full-bodied palate that's silky, briny and zesty, showing great freshness and length. It's mainly Grenache Blanc and Roussanne, with lesser amounts of Clairette and Bourboulenc.