Chateau La Nerthe is beautiful! This was the second stop of the day that Philip from La Madelène had planned for the day. The grounds and views from the Chateau area are breathtaking and that was just the beginning. After a few minutes on the terrace we headed into the wine cellar and had a great tour. The terroir of the Chateauneuf du Pape region is uniques. It is known being covered with pebbles (“galets”). This is the first time that I have seen the galets and I loved seeing them.

I enjoyed taking pictures of the barrels, vintage wines, and the tanks. We were treated to a wine tasting that included some delicious nibbles. Tasted some great wines and I have to say this is where I fell in love with blanc Chateauneuf du Pape wines. It isn’t really exported or found in the US. Thinking back on our trip, we should have purchased more of this wine. On a side note: When we got to Paris, the first restaurant we went to for lunch had a blanc Chateau La Nerthe on the menu and we enjoyed it with our lunch! We tasted some great wines and purchased a bottle of a red 2004 wine for our birthday dinner with our friends. Sorry that I don’t have any pictures of the great wines we tasted. I was too involved in the conversation and tasting!

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