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Châteauneuf-du-Pape White

Château de Nalys - Grand Vin

An elegant nose with white flowers and slighty toasty notes. The white Grand Vin of Château de Nalys is beautifully balanced with a very complex palate.

Soil type

This wine is produced from three exceptional terroirs : « Nalys » (36%) with red sandstone typical of the Comtat and Saffres, « Bois Sénéchal » (37%) and « La Crau » (27%), both constituted of ancient alluvial stones from the Rhone, the famous galets.

Grape variety

43% Rousanne, 33% Grenache blanc, 15% Clairette, 6 % Bourboulenc, 3% Piquepoul.

Average age of vines

45 years of age.

Winemaking

Manual harvest and sorting, pressing and clarification of must before vinification taking place 70% in wood and 30% in stainless steel.

Ageing

Aging for 8 months, 70% in wood (barrels, demi-muids).

Average yield

22 Hl / hectare.

Tasting

Eye : Pale youthful gold, clear and brilliant.
Nose : Intense nose of white flowers and citrus with a lovely vanilla note.
Palate : Breadth, elegance and length.
Overall : Noble wine, elegant and very expressive.
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Vintages 2017

BETTANE+DESSEAUVE

Score : 17/20

Plus rond, plus riche, plus gras que saintes-pierres, plus opulent aussi mais en 2017 saintes-pierres est plus immédiat aussi. 

 

JEB DUNNUCK

Score : 94

The top wine, the 2017 Châteauneuf Du Pape Blanc is based on 43% Roussanne, 33% Grenache Blanc, 15% Clairette, 6% Bourboulenc, 3% Piquepoul, almost one-third of each terroir. It's a richer, bigger wine that offers loads of brioche, caramelized peach, quince, white flowers, and crushed rock-like minerality. Medium to full-bodied, beautifully textured, balanced and long, with good acidity, it's a beautiful wine that's going to age gracefully.

 

WINE ADVOCATE

Score : 93

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 3% Picpoul. Seventy percent of the blend aged in oak, but I'd say that component is discrete, adding just a hint of pencil shavings and a fine-grained, silky texture. It's full-bodied and succulent, delivering an attractive combination of pineapple and saline notes with understated elegance.

 

WINE SPECTATOR

Score : 91

Alluring, with a brioche note pervading the core of creamed white peach, warm yellow apple and white ginger flavors before draping over a jasmine oil–tinged finish. Roussanne, Grenache Blanc, Clairette, Bourboulenc and Picpoul. Drink now. 833 cases made, 275 cases imported. — JM

Consumption

A boire/à garder

Serving temperature

10-12°C (50-54°F).

Ageing potential

8 to 10 years.

Food and wine matching

Langoustines, fish with a beurre blanc sauce, aged goat cheese.

The cooperage

of the domain

Producing

exceptional wines