« Four centuries old, the exceptional terroirs of the Château de Nalys are managed under the keen auspices of Marcel and Philippe Guigal. They are passionate about making the wines in this flagship domain in the South »
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.

Average age of vines

45 years of age.

Winemaking

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

Ageing

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

Tasting

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.
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Vintages 2016

Consumption

A 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.

The cooperage

of the domain

Producing

exceptional wines