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Château La Nerthe

Châteauneuf-du-Pape is an appellation in the Southern Rhône where the juicy Grenache grape is a staple. But the wines aren’t only Grenache. The appellation allows 13 different varieties—including Syrah, Mourvèdre and Cinsault—and the wines benefit from the sexy synergy among them all. (In Châteauneuf-du-Pape, more is more.) One of the appellation’s best wineries is Château La Nerthe, where grape-growing dates back to the 16th century. Today, La Nerthe produces a subtle, delicious white and a silky yet earthy red—at around $45 each. The two prestige wines from this estate—the white Clos de Beauvenir and the red Cuvée des Cadettes—are gorgeous expressions of Châteaneuf-du-Pape at its best; they’re priced at around $85 per bottle, and worth it. Château La Nerthe is also a beautiful place to visit if you’re in the south of France.

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