Winemaker Ralph Garcin Joins Chateau La Nerthe

Feb 01, 2016, 09:10 ET from Pasternak Wine Imports

HARRISON, N.Y., Feb. 1, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Pasternak Wine Imports is pleased to announce Ralph Garcin has assumed the role as Managing Director for Château La Nerthe, taking over for Christian Voeux who retired effective January 15, 2016.

Christian commented, "I am honored to have been a part of Château La Nerthe's long and storied history, and I am confident Ralph will carry on the tradition." Christian joined Château La Nerthe in 2008 as the General Manager and Winemaker for Château La Nerthe, Domaine de la Renjarde and Prieuré de Montézargues and since joining the team, had been intimately involved with all aspects of each and every vintage. Under Christian's direction all three properties flourished, gaining international press acclaim as well as completing organic conversion and certification for both Prieuré de Montézargues and Domaine de La Renjarde.

Ralph Garcin was born and raised in the Provence vineyards of Southern France. After earning his degree in winemaking and agricultural engineering in Montpellier, he joined M. Chapoutier in the Northern Rhône. Most recently he worked with Paul Jaboulet Ainé where he was the winemaker, and prior to that he worked with Boiset in the Southern Rhône. "I am humbled to join the Château La Nerthe team as Managing Director and will endeavor to continue the tradition of making wines that express the personality of our unique and rich terroir."

One of Ralph's first initiatives will be the library release of Château la Nerthe Rouge 2006, which is unique in that the wine was never previously sold in the US. Starting in 2015, every year Château La Nerthe is releasing a ready to drink library vintage aged and shipped directly from their cellars. Christophe Bristiel, Export Director for Château La Nerthe commented, "We have a unique ability to release perfectly aged wines and are hoping to do our part to pique consumers interest in the memorable experience of cellaring and enjoying older vintage wines from the region."

About Château La Nerthe
Archives affirm Château La Nerthe's existence 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, making it one of Châteauneuf's oldest estates. Located in the heart of the Châteauneuf-du-Pape AOC region of southern France, the 225 acres of Château La Nerthe vineyards are located in a single block around the Château and have been certified Organic since 1998.  The terroir is very typical for the region: 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 galettes – large, round, well-worn stones that originated in the Alps, having been carried down to the Rhône by the glaciers of previous ice ages.  All 14 of the permitted primary varietals are planted on the estate, Grenache dominates 62% of vineyards and the vines average well over 40 years old.

About Pasternak
Founded in 1988, Pasternak Wine Imports is a national importer of fine wines, focused on partnerships with premium, terroir driven wines from; France, Spain, Italy, Argentina, Chile, New Zealand and California. Headquartered in Harrison, NY, the company distributes its fine wine portfolio in all fifty states.

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