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: Deep, dark and dense red.
Aroma : Intense nose of red and black berries, spice.
Palate : Beautiful composition, silky tannins, power and elegance. Expressive, noble and complete. Pairs well with red meats grilled or cooked in sauces, game birds or aged cheeses.
Grape Varieties: 60% Grenache, 30% Syrah, 8% Mourvèdre, 2% (Counoise et Muscardin)
Aging: Aging for 18 months of which 30% in wood (barrels and foudres).
Awards: 96pts – Wine Enthusiast; 95pts – Wine Advocate-Parker; 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.