Chateau La Nerthe Les Cassagnes Côtes du Rhône Villages 2015
|Region||France, Rhone, Cotes du Rhone-Villages|
|Brand||Chateau La Nerthe|
In addition to the Châteauneufs, the estate makes around 7,000 cases of their 2015 Côtes du Rhône Villages Les Cassagnes de La Nerthe, and it's a Grenache-dominated blend that incorporates 30% Syrah and 10% Mourvèdre. Aged mostly in concrete (20% is in older barrels), it has attractive notes of plums, blueberries, peach pit and spring flowers in a medium-bodied, rounded, nicely textured package. It has a fruit-forward style, yet there's enough mid-palate density to keep it evolving nicely for 3-5 years.