Intriguing new cuvée at Chateau la Nerthe

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Thanks to the very generous Anton at CDP estate Chateau La Nerthe we were treated to a tasting of an intriguing new cuvée this week - “Les Clavelles” - tiny production single plot ( beteween La Crau and Font de Loup) - 100% pure Grenache made in a batch of just 1500 bottles. This the 2015 vintage. Light colour, pale strawberry , super aromatic nose distinctly pinot style, terrific balance of power and finesse on the palette. I think the most impressive wine I have ever tasted here. Bit beyond my usual budget alas at €150 per bottle - i’m sure Anton ( thats him seen through the glass) isn’t supposed to open it up for us - what a nice lad!