Four centuries old, the exceptional terroirs of the Château de Nalys are managed under the keen auspices of Marcel and Philippe Guigal. The Grand Vin de Châteauneuf-du-Pape is a perfect example of the class and complexity of Château de Nalys.
Colour: Pale youthful gold, clear and brilliant.
Aroma : Intense nose of white flowers and citrus with a lovely vanilla note.
Palate : Breadth, elegance and length. A noble wine, elegant and very expressive. Pairs well with langoustines, fish with a beurre blanc sauce or aged goat cheese.
Grape Varieties: 40% Roussanne, 40% Grenache blanc, 18% Clairette, 2% (Picardan et Picpoul)
Aging: Aging for 8 months, 70% in wood (barrels, demi-muids).
Awards: 93pts – Wine Spectator
History of E. Guigal
E. Guigal is one of the most notable wine producers in the Rhône Valley. It was founded in 1946 by Etienne Guigal in Ampuis, a village near the famous roasted slopes of the Côte Rôtie,with a long history of winegrowing, and today has plots throughout the Rhône. Guigal makes wines from classic Mediterranean varieties like Grenache, Mourvèdre, Viognier and Roussanne, although the focus has always been on Syrah and Côte Rôtie.
The company’s sizeable holdings run the length of the valley, encompassing Saint-Joseph, Hermitage, Gigondas, Condrieu and Chateauneuf-du-Pape, making wines in each, as well as a couple of Côte du Rhône wines. However, Guigal’s most notable wines – La Landonne, La Turque and La Mouline – are all from Côte Rôtie, and are some of the most sought-after wines in the region. In fact, all three have had 100-point Robert Parker scores for multiple vintages.