White wine

Saintes Pierres de Nalys

A stunning wine with remarkably pure aromas, this is a fresh Châteauneuf-du-Pape with peach and citrus notes.

Saintes Pierres de Nalys – White

Produced from the plots of “Bois Sénéchal” and the ones surrounding the Nalys cellars, this blend is made from equal quantities of Grenache, Clairette and Bourboulenc, together with Roussanne and Picardan. A vibrant wine with remarkably pure aromatics, this is a fresh Châteauneuf-du-Pape with peach and citrus notes. Vinified primarily in temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks, then aged partially in wood, White Sainte Pierres de Nalys offers a delicately oaky note that brings density and richness to this wine marked by the fresh characteristics of the terroir.

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Soil type

This wine is produced from three exceptional terroirs : « Nalys » (34%) with red sandstone typical of the Comtat and Saffres, « Bois Sénéchal » (63%) and « La Crau » (3%), both constituted of ancient alluvial stones from the Rhone, the famous galets.

Grape varieties

36% Clairette,
29% Bourboulenc,
25% Grenache blanc,
7 % Roussanne,
3% Picardan.

Average age of vines

45 years of age

Average yield

22 Hl / hectare.

Vinification

Manual harvest and sorting, pressing and clarification of must before temperature controlled vinification at 18°C (64°F).

Aging

Aging for 8 months, 20% in wood (barrels, demi-muids).

Tasting note

Eye : Pale youthful gold, brilliant and limpid.

Nose : Elegant mineral nose with notes of citrus and peach.

Palate : A beautiful richness, with freshness and minerality.

Overall : Complete wine, elegant and balanced.

Millésime 2017
Service temperature

10-12°C (50-54°F)

Aging potential

3-5 years

Food pairing

A variety of starters, fish baked in salt, grilled, prepared as crudo or sashimi, fresh or aged goat cheese.

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