Châteauneuf du Pape wine from Domaine de Nalys
For this first sale dedicated to the appellation, we really wanted to find a domain that had it all: great wines for both reds and whites, a long history of winemaking, and a unique opportunity for our members to get access to wines hardly sold in the UK.
Domaine de Nalys, one of the oldest domains in the appellation, was for us the obvious choice. A domain we know well that produces exclusively Châteauneuf-du-Pape at very decent prices. Nalys is a 50 hectares estate which concentrates on producing wines with low yielding vines to optimize the quality as much as possible. It is one of the few remaining winegrowers making Châteauneuf-du-Pape wines with all of the 13 different grape varieties officially permitted in the appellation. All the harvest is manual and the grapes are carefully selected. The domain has recently benefited from investments and is constantly improving its wines.
Red and white wines from Nalys are a reference in the region, including several “cuvées” coming from specific parcels. The estate has always been particularly well managed and the quality is steadily improving year after year.
Châteauneuf-du-Pape, in the Southern Rhône Valley, is one of the most well known appellations in the world - it was actually the first one to be given the “Appellation Contrôlée” status in France. It is praised by amateurs for its powerful and concentrated wines with spiced red and black fruit flavours.
Whether you are a Châteauneuf-du-Pape lover or are looking to discover some of these wines, we have found here a few very interesting bottles.
If you wonder what a white Chateauneuf-du-Pape tastes like, this is a great opportunity to find out! Nalys has been one of the main references for white Châteauneuf-du-Pape for years, which represent 15% of the production of the domain (against 6% in average in the rest of the appellation). The 6 different grape varieties used to elaborate this wine give...