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Château de Nalys

Saintes Pierres de Nalys Châteauneuf-du-Pape Blanc 2017

Châteauneuf-du-Pape

The second white wine to the Château de Nalys Grand Vin Blanc has a character all its own, with a strongly different varietal and plot composition, and like its red Saintes Pierres counterpart, a fermentation, and aging geared towards emphasizing freshness. The hallmark seamlessness of Guigal's white wines is especially evident in this wine, which is unlike any Châteauneuf white we have experienced in its grace and lift.

James Suckling "A grassy and fresh white with roughly 50% clairette, this has lemons and some lightly grassy nuances with a smooth palate that has melon-pastry flavors and smooth texture."  

Jeb Dunnuck "Starting with the 2017 Châteauneuf-du-Pape Saintes Pierres de Nalys Blanc, which is the younger vine cuvée of the estate and is based largely on Clairette, this beauty offers clean, crisp…

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Wine Advocate “A blend of 36% Clairette, 29% Bourboulenc, 25% Grenache Blanc, 7% Roussanne and 3% Picardan, the 2017 Chateauneuf du Pape Saintes Pierres Blanc reflects the first vintage since the Guigal…

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Jancis Robinson "Waxy and more aromatic than most, with something of the peachiness of Condrieu, it seems. Superbly fleshy with soft acid and full body. A touch of nutty character on the…

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Château de Nalys

Saintes Pierres de Nalys Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2016

Châteauneuf-du-Pape

Translated as "holy stones", a play on the soils and history of Châteauneuf-du-Pape, the second red wine to Château de Nalys is an altogether different animal.  Differing varietal and plot selections, fermentation, and aging result in a wine that is rich and ample, yet offers immense direct and approachable pleasure; a wine of red fruits, supple structure and brightness.

James Suckling "This has very concentrated fruit presence with an excellent sense of purity and focus. Aromas of rich, dark berries define the nose. Long, rich palate with a striking, layered, spicy…

Wine Advocate “The “second wine” of Nalys, the 2016 Chateauneuf du Pape Saintes Pierres is a blend of 69% Grenache, 20% Syrah, 5% Cinsault, 4% Muscardin, and 1% each Counoise and Mourvèdre.…

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Jancis Robinson "More overtly grapey aromas than the Guigal Châteauneuf, but the same substantial concentration and waxy texture. Melon and peach fruit on the long aftertaste. Achieves volume without distortion."

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Château de Nalys

Chateauneuf-du-Pape Grand Vin 2016

Chateauneuf-du-Pape

The realization of the Guigal family's dream of Châfteauneuf-du-Pape: 3 extraordinary vineyards coming together in an intensely expressive, utterly complete wine. 

James Suckling "Very rich, multilayered Châteauneuf with ripe red-plum and dark-berry aromas. The palate has such intense and fresh, juicy-fruit drive. Long and focused finish."

Wine Spectator "This is a fleshy and dense offering, with layers of warm cassis, plum sauce and cherry preserve flavors seamlessly entwined, while warm fruitcake and melted red licorice notes fill in…

Wine Advocate “Destined to become Nalys’s new flagship (unless the white version steals the show), the 2016 Chateauneuf du Pape Grand Vin is a blend of 59% Grenache, 32% Syrah, 5% Mourvèdre,…

Jancis Robinson "Superb red fruit, really showcasing the purity of Grenache. Clay-textured tannins. Great perfume, with a scent a bit like fennel. There’s a real broad scope of flavour here, although it…

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Château de Nalys

Chateauneuf-du-Pape Grand Vin 2017

Châteauneuf-du-Pape

Guigal's mastery of growing and producing white wine varieties in the Rhône Valley is exemplified in this wine of immense breadth and power, elegance and expression.  Intensely aromatic nose of white flowers, citrus and a touch of vanilla, on the palate the presence is undeniably penetrating, with a deep minerality joining the notes above.

James Suckling “This leads with roussanne (50%) and has a fresh and vibrant core of ripe-peach and lemon aromas. The palate is fresh, creamy and balanced with some quite crisp structure and…

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Wine Advocate “A solid first effort from the new ownership, the 2017 Chateauneuf du Pape Grand Vin Blanc is a blend of 43% Roussanne, 33% Grenache Blanc, 15% Clairette, 6% Bourboulenc and…

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Jancis Robinson "Creamier and more sweetly spiced than their Saintes Pierres, with plush, lush texture and great fragrance. Lavish oak, but it's not ostentatious. The orchard fruit of the Roussanne comes through…

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