Complot magazine recommended Château de Nalys Châteauneuf-du-Pape Grand Vin Rouge 2017 as a terrific, special occasion wine to enjoy with guests this holiday season.
There is a great overview that writer Pedro Maal shares, captured below:
“With four centuries of history, the wines of the Château de Nalys are the expression of an exceptional terroir. For many years, the vineyards have been meticulously cared for according to the rigorous methods of sustainable viticulture. Aware of the rich history and traditions of this prestigious appellation, the cultivation of the thirteen grape varieties is maintained with care and rigor. Since 1946, the Guigal family has produced a Châteauneuf-du-Pape, but this 2017 vintage is their first from start to finish. Due to the conditions of the 2017 harvest, the production of Château de Nalys was 50% less than usual, which makes it a scarcer vintage.”
Continuing, “This wine is produced mainly from the “La Crau” terroir, with the blend mainly of Garnacha (59%) reinforced by a strong proportion of Syrah (32%), and complemented by Mourvèdre (5%), Counoise (3% ) and Vacarèse (1%). Château de Nalys red wine is intense with a deep, dark ruby red color. A third of the wine is aged for 18 months in large oak vats and oak barrels. With aromas of small black fruits and spices, on the palate it has silky tannins and a powerful and long finish. This Grand Vin de Châteauneuf du-Pape is a perfect illustration of the nobility and complexity of Château de Nalys wines.” Read the full story HERE