Chateau de Nalys Saintes Pierres de Nalys Châteauneuf-du-Pape Blanc 2019 (94 WE)
“Matured for just eight months and geared back in oak influences, this fresh, fruit-focused white is a youthful, mouthwatering expression of Châteauneuf-du-Pape blanc. A full-bodied blend of five classic white grapes, it highlights a crisp backdrop of tart yellow pear and grapefruit flavors juxtaposed by rich swathes of buttercream, hazelnut and cinnamon. Complex yet accessible immediately, the wine should drink well through 2030.” – A.I.
Château de Nalys
The second white wine to the Château de Nalys Grand Vin Blanc has a character all its own, with a strongly different varietal and plot composition, and like its red Saintes Pierres counterpart, a fermentation, and aging geared towards emphasizing freshness. The hallmark seamlessness of Guigal's white wines is especially evident in this wine, which is unlike any Châteauneuf white we have experienced in its grace and lift.
Since its creation in 1946 by Etienne Guigal, the Guigal family has produced a Châteauneuf-du-Pape. The terroirs of Nalys realize a dream spanning three generations to join this leading prestigious and historic appellation. Marcel and Philippe Guigal will bring passion and rigour, their family quality philosophy, and the ambition of waving the flag of Châteauneuf-du-Pape at the very highest level.