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.
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.
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.
Average age of vines
45 years of age
35 Hl / hectare.
Manual harvest and sorting, followed by temperature controlled vinification between 28-30°C (82-86°F). Fermentation takes around 4 weeks.
18 months in stainless steel and foudres (10%).
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.
An assortment of charcuterie, red meat grilled or cooked in a sauce like a spring lamb stew, a platter of aged cheeses.