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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

30 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 2016


Score :17/20

Il demande une bonne aération mais ses notes graphitées et viandées sont savoureuses, son toucher caressant, allonge et harmonie dans un millésime particulièrement brillant dans le secteur. 



Score: 88

Moving to the reds, the entry-level cuvée is the 2016 Châteauneuf-du-Pape Saintes Pierres de Nalys, a juicy, enjoyable red that offers lots of darker fruits, garrigue, spice, and hints of flowers. It’s charming, short, and ready to go.



Score : 92

The "second wine" of Nalys, the 2016 Chateauneuf du Pape Saintes Pierres is a blend of 69% Grenache, 20% Syrah, 5% Cinsault, 4% Muscardin, and 1% each Counoise and Mourvèdre. It was put together by the Guigal team, although the vinifications took place prior to the acquisition. It's an attractive, full-bodied wine that delivers ripe cherries, a hint of stone fruit and very supple tannins. It's a bit too easy to think it will be a long-term cellar candidate, but it's a ripe, juicy mouthful of fruit to drink over the next 6-7 years.




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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