In advance of Thanksgiving tomorrow, wine writer Sara Schneider penned an online story for Robb Report that will help readers navigate wine shop selections for their holiday table. The story, “12 Heart Wines to Pair with Your Thanksgiving Dinner,” featured the Château de Nalys 2017 Grand Vin Blanc Châteauneuf-du-Pape! This is incredibly exciting as the Guigal family has just released their first vintage from this historic estate in the Southern Rhone. Sara recommended a dozen bottles for Thanksgiving that can “handle all the rambunctious flavors on the table,” and specifically noted the Château de Nalys Grand Vin Blanc was one “worth keeping an eye out for.” Sara highlighted that “under the ownership now of iconic E. Guigal, Château de Nalys, in Châteauneuf, has upped its game.” Sara included a bottle shot and shared the wine’s tasting notes, such as its “lovely aromatics of honeysuckle, nectarines, and wet stones.” You can read the full story here
Château de Nalys
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.
Since its creation in 1946 by Etienne Guigal, the Guigal family has produced a Châteauneuf-du-Pape. The terroirs of Nalys realize a dream spanning three generations to join this leading prestigious and historic appellation. Marcel and Philippe Guigal will bring passion and rigour, their family quality philosophy, and the ambition of waving the flag of Châteauneuf-du-Pape at the very highest level.
Rhône Valley, France
The more you learn about the Guigal family, the more astounding becomes their story. Their wines are the benchmarks for every Rhone appellation, and over the last thirty years they have become arguably the most lauded producer in the world. Year after year the Guigal family produces wines of exceptional quality that in all classes offer exceptional value.