« Four centuries old, the exceptional terroirs of the Château de Nalys are managed under the keen auspices of Marcel and Philippe Guigal. They are passionate about making the wines in this flagship domain in the South »
Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red

Château de Nalys - Grand Vin

This Grand Vin de Châteauneuf-du-Pape is a perfect example of the class and complexity of Château de Nalys. An elegant palate with silky, powerful and long-lasting tannins.

Soil type

This wine is produced from three exceptional terroirs : « Nalys » (27%) with red sandstone typical of the Comtat and Saffres, « Bois Sénéchal » (23%) and « La Crau » (50%), both constituted of ancient alluvial stones from the Rhone, the famous galets.

Grape variety

60% Grenache, 30% Syrah, 8% Mourvèdre, 2% (Counoise and Muscardin).

Average age of vines

45 years of age.


Manual harvest and sorting, followed by vinification in wooden conical vats. Vinification lasts around 4 weeks.


Aging for 18 months of which 30% in wood (barrels and foudres).

Average yield

18 Hl / hectare


Eye : Deep, dark and dense red.
Nose : Intense nose of red and black berries, spice.
Palate : Beautiful composition, silky tannins, power and elegance.
Overall : Expressive, noble and complete.

Vintages 2018


Score : 93-95

Both deeper and more concentrated, the 2018 Châteauneuf Du Pape showed beautifully and is certainly starting to display the quality of this terroir. Deep blue fruits, ground pepper, sweet flowers, and incense notes all emerge from this full-bodied, rounded, concentrated barrel sample. It has the supple, sweet tannins of the vintage as well as a stacked mid-palate and terrific overall balance. Jeb Dunnuck.


A boire/à garder

Serving temperature

16-18°C (60-64°F).

Ageing potential

15-20 years.

Food and wine matching

Red meats grilled or cooked in sauces, game birds, aged cheeses.

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