Chateau La Nerthe Tasting at WWWB with Special Guest Christophe Bristiel

Thursday, September 21, 2017 - 07:30 PM

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Like a bottle of Châteauneuf-du-Pape · I'm fine like wine when I start to rap · We need body rockin', not perfection · Let me get some action from the back section – Beasty Boys
We have an incredible collection of Chateauneuf Du Pape in the store right now and we have one of our good friends from Chateau La Nerthe Christophe Bristiel in town so I figured it was time for another Chateauneuf du Pape tasting and offering.  This is one of France’s most prized wine regions and at one time one of the most counterfeited wines on the planet!  It was here that France’s AOC laws originated, they drew up a set of laws to guarantee the authenticity and the origin of Châteauneuf-du-Pape and the rest of France followed. 

There are only 16 spaces available for this event and the fee for this tasting is $75 + tax.  For reservations call 954-523-9463 or e-mail andy@winewatch.com. (our phones are still down as of today Friday September 15th so you may want to e-mail)

For those of you that can’t make the tasting I have included every bottle of this magical elixir that we have in the store after the info about this event.

 

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Chateau La Nerthe Tasting at WWWB with Special Guest Christophe Bristiel
Thursday, September 21st 2017
7:30 PM

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2015 Chateau La Nerthe Chateauneuf du Pape Blanc
Price: $54.00       Sale $47.52          Case $551

A pleasant pale tint with greenish glints. The nose is intense with white peach and grapefruit tones and a touch of blackcurrant. Wonderfully crisp in the mouth and very smooth. A wine that shows a freshness, roundness and fruitiness with a good length and hints of citrus and violet.

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2013 Chateau La Nerthe Chateauneuf du Pape Blanc Clos Beauvenir
Price: $135.00    Sale $118.80       Case $1377

(93 points) Possessing more brioche, honeysuckle, citrus and white flowers, the 2013 Chateauneuf du Pape Clos de Beauvenir Blanc is a more focused, fresh and lively example of this cuvee. Made from a similar blend of 59% Roussanne, 33% Clairette and the balance Grenache Blanc and Bourboulenc aged ten months in 88% French oak, the wine is medium-bodied, elegant and seamless, with terrific length on the finish. This beauty will be better in another year and evolve for a decade or more, although, as always, drinking in the first 3-4 years is always the sound bet. (Oct 2014)  Wine Advocate

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2013 Chateau La Nerthe Cote du Rhone
Price: $22.50       Sale $19.80          Case $230

A blend of 60% Grenache, 20% Syrah, 10% Cinsault, 5% Mourvedre and 5% Carignan.  Deep red color with a purple rim. On the nose, intense red fruits with some black cherry notes. A beautiful freshness on the palate, with roundness. The finish is long with notes of candied red fruit highlighted by sweet spices. Fresh, silky texture on the finish.

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2013 Chateau La Nerthe Chateauneuf du Pape Rouge
Price: $56.25       Sale $49.50          Case $574

Dark red, with a purple border. The nose is rich, pure and complex, with black fruits and sweet spices. On the palate, lots of roundness, with nice refined tannins. Finish is very long, with notes of black cherry and black berry, with a silky touch on the tongue. A feeling of youth and freshness emerges. The aromas given by the ageing in oak are still visible, with hints of spices and roasting, but they will be soon integrated into the wine and will make it really complex. A wine with a great cellaring potential and with an impressing aromatic expression.

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2013 Chateau La Nerthe Chateauneuf du Pape Rouge Granierres
Price: $81.00       Sale $71.28          Case $827

Bright red color with darker hints. On the nose, rich red berries such as black currant and ripe cherry with a soft spicy touch. On the palate soft tannins, showing berry fruits and sweet spices as well. Ripe Châteauneuf-du-Pape is a perfect match with all kind of grilled meat and barbecue.

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2012 Chateau La Nerthe Chateauneuf du Pape  Cuvee des Cadettes
Price: $169.00    Sale $148.72       Case $1724

(93 Points) Saturated ruby. Deep-pitched cherry, dark berry, cola and floral pastille aromas are complemented by smoky mineral and incense notes in the background. Supple, sweet and expansive in the mouth, offering sweet blueberry, cherry compote, candied lavender and licorice flavors that show excellent depth. A hint of vanilla appears on the smooth, gently tannic finish, which lingers with serious tenacity. The oak that I noticed so much last year is still present but it’s nowhere near as assertive today. Vinous / Antonio Galloni

Menu
Tomme De Rabelais and ComtE Cheese
Tuna tartar with wild mushrooms and savory herbs
Rosemary rubbed New Zealand Lamb Chops with sweet potato Soufflé

The fee for this event  is $75 + tax, for reservations call 954-523-9463 or e-mail andy@winewatch.com.

Christophe Bristiel, Certified Sommelier

Commercial Director
Christophe assumed the position of Commercial Director at historic Château La Nerthe in 2009, following in the footsteps of his father, Georges. This gave him the great benefit of growing up and drinking Château La Nerthe wines!
Prior to 2009, Christophe worked in Chile where he helped set up Kankura, a boutique winery located in the heart of the Colchagua Valley. At Kankura, he was involved in all key steps of viticulture, winemaking and distribution.
Whilst in South America, Christophe launched Jeroboam Vins Fins, a company that distributed prestigious Burgundy wineries like Domaine des Lambrays in overseas markets. His love for the wines of Burgundy has never left him.
Christophe majored in Finance and International Marketing, graduating from EdHEC Business School in France. Before joining the beautiful wine world, he navigated the intricacies of investment banking in Frankfurt, New York and London. Today he lives in Vaison-la-Romaine with his wife and two children

 

A bit about Chateauneuf Du Pape

Alphonse Daudet, the French writer, once called Châteauneuf-du-Pape the "Wine of Kings and the King of Wines."  The wines of this region with the easy sounding name have been legendary for hundreds of years.  In 1309 a French Cardinal was elected Pope Clement V.  Because there was much strife between the French King and Rome, Pope Clement chose to remain in France.  The Pope, formerly the Bishop of Bordeaux, owned his own vineyard in the Graves district of Bordeaux (now known as Château Pape-Clement and one of the better properties of Graves); and he was very interested in cultivating vines in the new papal residence he established in Avignon.  It was really Clement's successor, Pope John XXII, who did extensive planting of vineyards and constructed a castle outside of Avignon, called the Châteauneuf-du-Pape or "new house of the Pope."  This was an affluent time in Avignon; many parties were thrown and much wine was drunk.  Although wine had been grown in the surrounding villages for 150 years, it was the papacy that spread the fame of these wines from Avignon.

In the 1920's some of the growers at Châteauneuf-du-Pape became really concerned about the amount of "foreign" wine being sold as Châteauneuf-du-Pape.  The late Baron Le Roy, the proprietor of Château Fortia, one of the great estates of the district, drew up a set of laws to guarantee the authenticity and the origin of Châteauneuf-du-Pape.  These laws later became the model for France's Appellation Contrôllée laws and were later copied by the Germans, the Spanish, and the Italians.  Although the laws have been in force for some years, it is common knowledge that there is still a great amount of illegitimate wine labeled Châteauneuf-du-Pape.  The local growers and estate owners realize that one of the problems is that 80% of the wine is made and bottled at facilities outside the district; this obviously leaves room for tremendous abuse.  We have found many Châteauneuf-du-Papes from shippers to be variable in quality, and we recommend only those wines that have been estate bottled within the district.  In order to make these wines more identifiable to the consumer, the growers use a bottle with the old papal coat of arms.  We enthusiastically recommend these wines and urge that you avoid almost all the plain-bottle négociant wines (shipper's blends).

Besides the great difference between estate-bottled and négociant wines in Châteauneuf-du-Pape, the grape composition of the wines further complicates the picture.  As many as thirteen different varieties can go into the make-up of a Châteauneuf; each grower swears by the percentage of the grape he uses.  Since different grapes contribute different characteristics to the overall wine (Grenache and Cinsault for warmth and mellowness; Mourvèdre and Syrah for solidity and color etc.), it is understandable how different estates with different grape compositions can produce very different wines.  Further complicating everything is how the harvest conditions affect the grapes - all of which ripen at slightly different intervals.  It is easy to see why the variation in quality is broader in Châteauneuf-du-Pape than perhaps any wine district in France. 

 

All the Chateauneuf Du Pape in the store:

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1998 Le Vieux Donjon Chateauneuf du Pape
Price: $120.00    Sale Price: $99.00
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1998 Domaine Janasse Chateauneuf Du Pape Vieilles Vigne MAGNUM
Price: $295.00    Sale Price: $240.00
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2000 Usseglio Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee de Mon Aieul MAGNUM
Price: $190.00    Sale Price: $150.00
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2000 Chateau du Mourre du Tendre Chateauneuf du Pape
Price: $75.00    Sale Price: $55.00
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2000 Domaine Roger Perrin Chateauneuf du Pape Reserve des Vieilles Vignes
Price: $80.00    Sale Price: $60.00
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2001 Brunel Les Cailloux Cuvee Centenaire Chateauneuf du Pape
Price: $175.00    Sale Price: $125.00
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2001 Domaine Vieille Julienne Chateauneuf du Pape MAGNUM
Price: $190.00    Sale Price: $150.00
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2003 Clos Des Papes Chateauneuf du Pape MAGNUM
Price: $300.00    Sale Price: $240.00
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2003 Clos Des Papes Chateauneuf du Pape
Price: $150.00    Sale Price: $110.00
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(98 points)   A great bottle and showing the hallmark elegance of the estate, the 2003 Clos des Papes Chateauneuf du Pape offer...

2003 Usseglio Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee de Mon Aieul
Price: $120.00    Sale Price: $100.00
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2003 Cuvee Du Vatican Chateauneuf Du Pape Reserve Sixtine
Price: $75.00    Sale Price: $60.00
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2003 Gaston Philippe Chateau De La Gardine Chateauneuf Du Pape Cuvee Des Generations
List Price: $130.00    Sale Price: $110.00
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2003 Domaine Roger Sabon Chateauneuf Du Pape Le Secret de Sabon
Price: $175.00    Sale Price: $125.00
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(96 Points) The 2003 Chateauneuf du Pape Le Secret des Sabon is extremely powerful and full-bodied with that note of truffle oi...

2004 Domaine du Pegau Chateauneuf Du Pape Cuvee Reserve MAGNUM
Price: $190.00    Sale Price: $160.00
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2004 Domaine Marcoux Chateauneuf Du Pape Vielles Vigne
Price: $147.00    Your Price: $129.36
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The 2004 Chateauneuf du Pape Vieilles Vignes has a saturated dark ruby/purple color and the tell-tale black raspberry, blueberr...

2004 Chateau de Beaucastel Chateauneuf-du-Pape Grand Cuvee Hommage a Jacques Perrin
Price: $430.00    Sale Price: $330.00
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2006 Jaboulet Chateauneuf Du Pape Cedres
Price: $57.75    Your Price: $50.82
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2006 Jean Marie Royer Chateauneuf Du Pape
Price: $60.00    Sale Price: $40.00
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2006 Usseglio Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee de Mon Aieul
Price: $100.00    Sale Price: $80.00
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2006 Domaine Marcoux Chateauneuf Du Pape Vielle Vignes
Price: $175.00    Your Price: $154.00
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(95 Points) One of the vintage's blockbusters is the 2006 Chateauneuf du Pape Vieilles Vignes, with even higher alcohol (16.2%)...

2006 Domaine Roger Sabon Chateauneuf Du Pape Le Secret de Sabon
Price: $175.00    Sale Price: $125.00
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2007 Domaine La Barroche Chateauneuf Du Pape
Price: $350.00    Sale Price: $250.00
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2007 Domaine du Caillou Chateauneuf Du Pape Les Quartz
Price: $100.00    Sale Price: $80.00
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2007 Mas de Boislauzon Chateauneuf du Pape
Price: $55.00    Sale Price: $40.00
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2007 Domaine Roger Sabon Chateauneuf du Pape Prestige
Price: $90.00    Sale Price: $70.00
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(92-95 Points) The 2007 Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Prestige’s opaque purple color is accompanied by a lovely bouquet of creme ...

2007 Font Michelle Chateauneuf Du Pape Cuvee Etienne Gonnet
Price: $100.00    Sale Price: $80.00
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2007 Domaine de la Janasse Chateauneuf du Pape Chaupin
Price: $125.00    Sale Price: $100.00
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(95-99 Points) I have had so many terrific examples of the Chateauneuf du Pape Chaupin that it's hard to say the 2007 is the ...

2007 Tardieu Laurent Chateauneuf Du Pape
Price: $80.00    Sale Price: $60.00
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2007 Domaine de Marcoux Chateauneuf du Pape Vieilles Vignes
Price: $250.00    Sale Price: $190.00
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(96-98+ Points) The 2007 Chateauneuf du Pape Vieilles Vignes is a 4,000-bottle cuvee produced largely from old vine sites in Le...

2007 Le Bastide Saint Dominique Chateauneuf du Pape Secrets de Pignan
Price: $75.00    Sale Price: $60.00
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2007 Alain Jaume & Fils Domaine Grand Veneur Chateauneuf-du-Pape Les Origines
Price: $59.00    Your Price: $47.20
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2008 Clos Saint Jean Chateauneuf du Pape Deus Ex Machina
Price: $125.00    Sale Price: $95.00
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2008 Domaine Marcoux Chateauneuf du Pape
Price: $65.25    Your Price: $57.42
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(89 points) Only one Chateauneuf du Pape was produced in 2008. The 2008 Chateauneuf du Pape is composed of 80% Grenache and 20%...

2009 Domaine Janasse Chateauneuf Du Pape Vieilles Vigne
Price: $170.00    Sale Price: $140.00
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2009 Chateau Beaucastel Chateauneuf du Pape
Price: $121.50    Your Price: $106.92
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(94 points) The 2009 Beaucastel Chateauneuf du Pape is reminiscent of their brilliant 1985. It will be one of the rare Beaucast...

2009 Domaine Du Pegau Chateauneuf DU Pape Cuvee Reserve MAGNUM
Price: $210.00    Sale Price: $170.00
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2009 Domaine Marcoux Chateauneuf du Pape
Price: $73.50    Your Price: $64.68
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(92 points) The 2009 Chateauneuf du Pape is showing slightly better out of bottle than it did last year. A blend of 80% Grenach...

2009 Domaine Paul Autard Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee La Cote Ronde
Price: $60.00    Your Price: $52.80
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(93 points) Autard's quasi-modern-styled offering is the dense plum/purple-colored 2009 Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee La Cote Ronde...

2009 Usseglio Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Mon de Aieul MAGNUM
Price: $220.00    Sale Price: $170.00
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2010 Alain Jaume & Fils Domaine Grand Veneur Chateauneuf Du Pape
Price: $225.00    Your Price: $198.00
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2010 Domaine Le Clos du Caillou Chateauneuf du Pape Domaine du Caillou Reserve
Price: $195.00    Your Price: $156.00
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(100 points) Monumental stuff in every way, the blockbuster 2010 Chateauneuf du Pape Reserve Le Clos du Caillou has put on even...

2010 Usseglio Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee de Mon Aieul
Price: $125.00    Your Price: $110.00
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(98 points) The Usseglio’s consider the 2010 Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee de Mon Aieul to be their greatest to date. I’ve done nu...

2010 Domaine Marcoux Chateauneuf du Pape Vieilles Vignes
Price: $181.50    Your Price: $159.72
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(93- 95 points) The 2010 Chateauneuf du Pape Vieilles Vignes, which comes from 90- to 100 -year-old vines and is a blend of 98%...

2011 Domaine De La Janasse Chateauneuf Du Pape Vieilles Vignes
Price: $120.00    Your Price: $105.60
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(96 Points) And a candidate for the wine of the vintage, the 2011 Chateauneuf du Pape Vieilles Vignes is always a rough blend o...

2013 Domaine Marcoux Chateauneuf Du Pape Blanc
Price: $60.00    Your Price: $52.80
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Age of Vines: 40 year old vines, Aging: 7 months in stainless steel aged on fine lees. The grapes from the wine were harvested ...

2013 Chapoutier Chateauneuf du Pape Barbe Rac
Price: $115.00    Sale Price: $85.00
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(96 Points) Restrained and stylish, loaded with gorgeous layers of cassis, raspberry and damson plum fruit that stream along, l...

2013 Brunier Vieux Telegraphe Chateauneuf Du Pape Blanc
Price: $72.00    Your Price: $63.36
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One cannot think of Châteauneuf-du-Pape, the most celebrated cru of the Southern Rhône, without thinking of Domaine du Vieux Té...

2014 Domaine de Ferrand Chateauneuf du Pape
Price: $57.50    Your Price: $50.60
Quantity in Stock: 11

2014 Raymond Usseglio & Fils Chateauneuf Du Pape
Price: $49.00    Your Price: $43.12
Quantity in Stock: 9

2015 Domaine De Janasse Chateauneuf Du Pape Chaupin
Price: $76.00    Your Price: $66.88
Quantity in Stock: 10

2015 Domaine De Janasse Chateauneuf Du Pape Chaupin Magnum
Price: $159.00    Your Price: $139.92
Quantity in Stock: 6

(94-96 points)  The 2015 Châteauneuf du Pape Cuvee Chaupin is also slightly lighter in color than normal, yet offers a beautifu...

2015 Domaine de Janasse Chateauneuf Du Pape Vielle Vignes
Price: $103.00    Your Price: $90.64
Quantity in Stock: 6

(97 points)  Ripe and focused, with a delightful mix of cassis, blood orange and cherry coulis flavors streaming through, backe...