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Châteauneuf-du-Pape White

Saintes Pierres de Nalys

A stunning wine with remarkably pure aromas, this is a fresh Châteauneuf-du-Pape with peach and citrus notes.

Soil type

This wine is produced from three exceptional terroirs : « Nalys » (34%) with red sandstone typical of the Comtat and Saffres, « Bois Sénéchal » (63%) and « La Crau » (3%), both constituted of ancient alluvial stones from the Rhone, the famous galets.

Grape variety

36% Clairette, 29% Bourboulenc, 25% Grenache blanc, 7 % Roussanne, 3% Picardan

Average age of vines

45 years of age.

Winemaking

Manual harvest and sorting, pressing and clarification of must before temperature controlled vinification at 18°C (64°F).

Ageing

Aging for 8 months, 20% in wood (barrels, demi-muids).

Average yield

14 Hl / hectare.

Tasting

Eye : Pale youthful gold, brilliant and limpid.
Nose : Elegant mineral nose with notes of citrus and peach.
Palate : A beautiful richness, with freshness and minerality.
Overall : Complete wine, elegant and balanced.
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Vintages 2018

JEB DUNNUCK

Score : 91-93

Moving to the 2018s, all of which were tasted as barrel samples, the 2018 Châteauneuf Du Pape Saintes Pierres De Nalys Blanc offers racy notes of sliced apples, tart peach, and salty minerality. It’s a vibrant, crisp effort that has good concentration as well as medium to full body.

 

WINE ADVOCATE

Score : (88 - 90)

Mainly Grenache Blanc and Bourboulenc, with smaller proportions of several other white grapes, the 2018 Chateauneuf du Pape Saintes Pierres Blanc looks to be a solid effort for drinking over the next few years. There's a slightly herbal overtone to the citrusy aromas, then generous peach and melon notes on the medium to full-bodied palate, with an anise note on the finish.

 

 

Consumption

A boire

Serving temperature

10-12°C (50-54°F).

Ageing potential

3-5 years.

Food and wine matching

A variety of starters, fish baked in salt, grilled, prepared as crudo or sashimi, fresh or aged goat cheese.

The cooperage

of the domain

Producing

exceptional wines