The vineyards of Château La Nerthe are a mosaic of 57 plots in which all the 4 main soil types of Châteauneuf du Pape are represented. They grow 13 grape varieties on 92 hectares, most of them surrounded at the château. These vineyards enjoy an exceptional location, the comprises terraces and hillsides typical of local soils with clay-limestone pebbles. The other 32 hectares forming the area of La Crau lie on a clay rich soil, covered with worn flat pebbles and some sandstone. Together, these plots cover the entire diverse range of soils of the appellation making the style of La Nerthe the whole, complete expression of the complexity of Châteauneuf du Pape.
The 13 varieties of the appellation are “raised” to produce very complex and elegant wines with delicate aromas. Grenache, Syrah, Mourvèdre and Cinsault are the major components when blending the red wines. Grenache blanc, Roussanne, Clairette and Bourboulenc give birth to expressive and balanced white wines. The crop is hand-harvested at optimum ripeness to allow each grape variety to fully express its finesse. Château La Nerthe works completely organic since 1998 and have the ECOCERT certification.