White wine

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.

Château de Nalys – Grand Vin – White

This wine is made from an equal blend of grapes from the three Nalys plots, “la Crau”, “le Bois Sénéchal” and “Nalys”, with the blend dominated by Rousanne, supported by Grenache and Clairette, and underlined by the freshness from Bourboulenc and Piquepoul. Two-thirds of the wine is aged in oak, bringing a density and complexity to the wine. An elegant nose of white flowers, lightly toasted notes, and a very fine balance together with a long finish define this white Grand Vin from Chateau de Nalys. In two words: Nobility and Complexity.

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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 varieties

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

Average age of vines

45 years of age

Average yield

22 Hl / hectare.

Vinification

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

Aging

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

Tasting note

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.

Millésime 2017

Service temperature

10-12°C (50-54°F)

Aging potential

8-10 years

Food pairing

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

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