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Châteauneuf-du-Pape White

Château de Nalys - Grand Vin

An elegant nose with white flowers and slighty toasty notes. The white Grand Vin of Château de Nalys is beautifully balanced with a very complex palate.

Soil type

This wine is produced from three exceptional terroirs : « Nalys » (36%) with red sandstone typical of the Comtat and Saffres, « Bois Sénéchal » (37%) and « La Crau » (27%), both constituted of ancient alluvial stones from the Rhone, the famous galets.

Grape variety

43% Roussanne, 33% Grenache blanc, 15% Clairette, 6 % Bourboulenc, 3% Piquepoul.

Average age of vines

45 years of age.


Manual harvest and sorting, pressing and clarification of must before vinification taking place 70% in wood and 30% in stainless steel.


Aging for 8 months, 70% in wood (barrels, demi-muids).

Average yield

14 Hl / Hectare.


Eye : Pale youthful gold, clear and brilliant.
Nose : Intense nose of white flowers and citrus with a lovely vanilla note.
Palate : Breadth, elegance and length.
Overall : Noble wine, elegant and very expressive.

Vintages 2018


Score : 94 - 96

The 2018 Châteauneuf Du Pape Blanc looks to be the finest white to date and unquestionably ranks with the finest whites in the vintage. Beautiful notes of crushed rocks, honeysuckle, quince, and spice all flow to a medium to full-bodied, balanced, powerful white that’s flawlessly balanced. It’s one of the rich yet elegant whites that can drink nicely on its own or shine on the dinner table.


Score : 94

Mainly Roussanne and about half barrel fermented, the 2018 Chateauneuf du Pape Grand Vin Blanc is a plump, silky-textured effort. Toast accents honeyed tangerine, melon and fig notes in this full-bodied, opulent wine. Without much track record for this cuvée, my guess at the drinking window is based on the variety, winemaking and sheer concentration levels.


A boire/à garder

Serving temperature

10-12°C (50-54°F).

Ageing potential

8 to 10 years.

Food and wine matching

Langoustines, fish with a beurre blanc sauce, aged goat cheese.

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