4213 Route de Sorgues
One of Châteauneuf-du-Pape oldest estates. Archives affirm Château La Nerthe exists as early as 1560, while suggesting an even more distant past dating to the dawn of the region’s wine culture in the 12th century.
The 225 acres of La Nerthe vineyards are located in two single blocks around the castle. Our terroir is very typical : the vineyards run along a slope, at the top of which the vines dig their roots into soils of sandy-clay, on the surface there is a layer of the famous ‘galets roulés’: large, round, well-worn stones that originated in the Alps and were carried down to the Rhône by the ice age glaciers. These large pebbles store the heat during the day and release it at night.