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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 2019

JEB DUNNUCK

Score : 95

A blend of 51% Grenache, 24% Bourboulenc, 14% Clairette, and the rest Roussanne, Picpoul, and Picardan, the 2019 Châteauneuf Du Pape Saintes Pierres De Nalys Blanc reveals a lighter gold hue as well as a vibrant, racy bouquet of crushed citrus, salty minerality, white flowers, and a kiss of honeysuckle. It builds beautifully on the palate and is medium to full-bodied, has terrific mid-palate depth, a great spine of acidity, and a big finish. This is beautifully done and is just pure, clean, and mineral-laced. It’s going to age for 10-15 years or more. Jeb Dunnuck

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