Domaine de Nalys Châteauneuf-du-Pape

Region
France - Rhône
Size
52 hectare
Established
2000
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Domaine de Nalys is a fifty-two hectare estate (128 acres) grouped together into three main plots of land: “Grand Pierre”, “Le Bois Sénéchal” and “La Crau”, with soils made up of rounded pebbles, and weathered sandstone subsoils dating from the Paleocene era as well as well drained sandy terraces, “Grand Pierre” has soils lying on an older geological vein dating from the middle Miocene era composed of rust-coloured, Comtat molasse sandstone.

The vines’ average age is forty years old and the production is limited to 35hl per hectare. Domaine de Nalys is one rare estate to grow the full 13 permitted grape varieties of the appellation.; The blend includes the eight AOC red grape varieties : 48% Grenache, 34% Syrah and 18% composed of Mourvèdre, Cinsault, Vaccarèse, Terret Noir, Muscardin and Counoise. Picking is done entirely by hand.

Depending on the variety, ripeness level or plot the grapes may be fermented in whole bunches. Since 2007, selection has been done with a sorting machine and two vibrating tables. Syrah, Mourvèdre and Grenache are generally fermented separately. The length of fermentation varies from 15 to 30 days to perfectly extract the wine's full potential. Temperature control helps colour and tannin extraction, with a pre-fermentation cold soak followed by temperature peaks right up to 30°c or higher.

Maturation lasts from twelve to eighteen months, partly in concrete vats and partly in wood. Large tuns, demi-muids or smaller barriques may used. There is little marked wood influence on these wines and generally only second or third fill barriques or demi-muids are used.

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Châteauneuf du Pape Nalys Blanc, , Domaine de Nalys

Châteauneuf du Pape Nalys Blanc

Origin: Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Rhône, France

The Domaine de Nalys is situated in the heart of the appellation, in the famous village of Châteauneuf-du-Pape. It is the first Domaine to replant the traditional 13 varietals of the appellation.

Vinification

The soil is unique, red clay and big round pebbles from the ancient bed of the Rhône river.

Grape Variety

Picpoul, Roussanne, Grenache/Garnacha

Winemaker's Notes

This white wine is very fruity, ample, fresh and rich. It will be best enjoyed at 8°C and will be the ideal companion of fish, sea-food, poultry and white meats.

Châteauneuf du Pape Nalys Rouge, , Domaine de Nalys

Châteauneuf du Pape Nalys Rouge

Origin: Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Rhône, France

Domaine de Nalys is a fifty-two hectare estate (128 acres) grouped together into three main plots of land : “Grand Pierre”, “Le Bois Sénéchal” and “La Crau” ; they´re found on two of the Appellation´s major terroirs with on the one hand, for La Crau and Le Bois Sénéchal, soils made up of rounded pebbles with weathered sandstone subsoils dating from the pliocene era as well as well-drained sandy terraces, and on the other hand, for “Grand Pierre”, soils lying on an older geological vein dating from the middle miocene era composed of rust-coloured, Comtat molasse sandstone with sandy texture. The average age of the vineyard is fourty years old and its production is limited to 35HL per hectare.

Vinification

Picking is done entirely by hand. The grapes are sorted twice in hopper and on vibrating tables, and then partly de-stemmed before being vinified in thermo regulated stainless-steel vats. The length of fermentation varies from 20 to 30 days with a careful control of temperatures (82-86°F) and daily pumping over. Maturation lasts approximately eighteen months partly in concrete vats and partly in wood. We use different types of barrels: large tuns, demi-muids and smaller barriques.

Grape Variety

Grenache/Garnacha 95%

Alcohol by Volume

ABV 14.5%

Winemaker's Notes

Deep ruby red in colour with aromas of black currant, black berry, with some violet hints. Black berries and blackcurrant flavours are persistent as well as liquorice

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