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Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red

Saintes Pierres de Nalys

An elegant, punchy wine with seductive aromas of fresh fruits. Thanks to the subtle balance of freshness and richness it can be enjoyed young.

Soil type

This wine is produced from three exceptional terroirs : « Nalys » (33%) with red sandstone typical of the Comtat and Saffres, « Bois Sénéchal » (33%) and « La Crau » (34%), both constituted of ancient alluvial stones from the Rhone, the famous galets.

Grape variety

69% Grenache, 20% Syrah, 5% Cinsault, 4% Muscardin, 1 % Counoise, 1% Mourvèdre

Average age of vines

45 years of age.


Manual harvest and sorting, followed by temperature controlled vinification between 28-30°C (82-86°F). Fermentation takes around 4 weeks.


18 months in stainless steel and foudres (10%).

Average yield

19 Hl / hectare


Eye : Deep, dark and profound red.
Nose : Elegant nose, open with notes of red fruits.
Palate : Ample and supple tannins while keeping a lovely frame.
Overall : A rich wine, balanced between richness and freshness.

Vintages 2018


Score : 91-93+

2018 Châteauneuf Du Pape Saintes Pierres De Nalys, this wine shows the vintage’s pure red and blue fruits as well as complex notes of ground pepper and violets. With medium to full body, ripe tannins, and a forward, elegant style, it's going to surpass the 2017 and should keep for over a decade. Jeb Dunnuck


A boire/à garder

Serving temperature

16-18°C (60-64°F).

Ageing potential

8-10 years.

Food and wine matching

An assortment of charcuterie, red meat grilled or cooked in a sauce like a spring lamb stew, a platter of aged cheeses.

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