Both Château de Nalys Grand Vin wines, as well as the Guigal Côtes du Rhône Rouge and Blanc, were featured in the story “Southern Rhône Valley wines reflect warmth of Mediterranean,” on the Gazette.com (digital edition of the local Colorado newspaper). Wine writer Rich Mauro gave an overview of the Châteauneuf du Pape region to readers and specifically noted the Château de Nalys Grand Vin Rouge was “impressive,” with “lively aromatics, intense dark fruits and complex leather, licorice and spice notes.” As for the Château de Nalys Blanc, Rich described the wine as “amazingly aromatic and flavorful, with peach, citrus, vanilla and brioche making a succulent, exotic wine.” Rich then pivoted to share some of his favorite Côtes du Rhône wines, which included the Guigal Côtes du Rhône Rouge and Blanc, the latter of which is described as “marrying enticing aromas and freshness.” You can read the full story here
Château de Nalys
Guigal's mastery of growing and producing white wine varieties in the Rhone Valley is exemplified in this wine of immense breadth and power, elegance and expression. Intensely aromatic nose of white flowers, citrus and a touch of vanilla, on the palate the presence is undeniably penetrating, with a deep minerality joining the notes above.
Château de Nalys
The realization of the Guigal family's dream of Chateauneuf-du-Pape: 3 extraordinary vineyards coming together in an intensely expressive, utterly complete wine.
Côtes du Rhône
Guigal’s Côtes du Rhône Blanc both sets and steps outside the standard for the appellation and showcases one of the great secrets of the Guigal family: their specialization in the great white Rhône varieties. While only 8% of the Rhône's production is white, a full 25% of Guigal’s production is white and they are today the single largest producer of whites in the Rhône Valley.
Cotes du Rhone
Given that this particular wine can be the introduction to the entire Rhône Valley for a drinker, as well as the position they occupy in the Rhône, it is not enough for the Guigals to make a good Côtes du Rhône. They are relentlessly driven to produce a distinctive and outstanding wine that drives interest in exploring the entirety of the Rhône.
Rhone Valley, France
The more you learn about the Guigal family, the more astounding becomes their story. Their wines are the benchmarks for every Rhone appellation, and over the last thirty years they have become arguably the most lauded producer in the world. Year after year the Guigal family produces wines of exceptional quality that in all classes offer exceptional value.
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.