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Secrets and Wines: Guigal Acquires the Historic Chateau de Nalys in Châteauneuf-du-Pape

January 16, 2019

Wanda Mann, who met with Philippe and Eve Guigal in NYC this past November, featured the new Chateau de Nalys estate and wines in a story on The Black Dress Traveler, her personal wine and travel website. Wanda noted that the Guigal family had been searching for the right property in Châteauneuf-du-Pape for more than 20 years before acquiring Nalys, which she described as “a true rarity.”  The story included tasting notes and photos of both the Chateau de Nalys Grand Vin Rouge and Blanc, as well as each Saintes Pierres de Nalys wine. Wanda, who is a longtime fan of Guigal wines, highlighted that each bottle “displays an elegance, energy, and expression of place that is a signature of the Guigal style.” Read her full story here

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    Since its creation in 1946 by Etienne Guigal, the Guigal family has produced a Châteauneuf-du-Pape. The terroirs of Nalys realize a dream spanning three generations to join this leading prestigious and historic appellation. Marcel and Philippe Guigal will bring passion and rigour, their family quality philosophy, and the ambition of waving the flag of Châteauneuf-du-Pape at the very highest level.