red wine

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.

Saintes Pierres de Nalys – Red

Made from equal proportions of grapes from the Château’s three plots, the blend is dominated by Grenache (2/3) and Syrah (1/4). Cinsault, Muscardin, Counoise and Mourvèdre bring complexity to the wine. Aged primarily in stainless steel tank, it is elegant and punchy with seductive aromas of fresh fruits. The red Saintes Pierres de Nalys is a wonderful expression of the Châteauneuf-du-Pape appellation with round and generous tannins and lovely frame. Enjoyed young, it is full of richness and freshness.

Technical Note
References
Suggestions
Visualize the Plot
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 varieties

69% Grenache,
20% Syrah,
5% Cinsault,
4% Muscardin,
1% Counoise,
1% Mourvèdre.

Average age of vines

45 years of age

Average yield

35 Hl / hectare.

Vinification

Manual harvest and sorting, followed by temperature controlled vinification between 28-30°C (82-86°F).  Fermentation takes around 4 weeks.

Aging

18 months in stainless steel and foudres (10%).

Tasting note

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.

Millésime 2016

Service temperature

16-18°C (60-64°F)

Aging potential

8-10 years

Food pairing

An assortment of charcuterie, red meat grilled or cooked in a sauce like a spring lamb stew, a platter of aged cheeses.

The Wines of Château de Nalys