Château de Nalys Saintes Pierres de Nalys Châteauneuf-du-Pape (6 Bottles) France

by Samuel Smith & Son

$545.00 GST Included

AUSTRALIA WIDE SHIPPING INCLUDED

Varietal: Grenache, Syrah, Cinsault, Muscardin, Counoise, Mourvèdre

Deep, dark and profound red. Elegant nose, open with notes of red fruits. Ample and supple tannins while keeping a lovely frame. A rich wine, balanced between richness and freshness.

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About Châteauneuf-du-Pape Winemaking

Winemaking in the region tends to focus on balancing the high sugar levels in the grape with the tannins and phenols that are common in red Châteauneuf-du-Pape.

Following harvest, the grape clusters are rarely destemmed prior to fermentation. The fermentation temperatures are kept high, with the skins being frequently pumped over and punched down for the benefit of tannin levels and color extraction to achieve the characteristic dark Châteauneuf color.

Beginning in the 1970s, market tendencies to prefer lighter, fruitier wines that can be drunk sooner have prompted some estates to experiment with carbonic maceration.

The AOC requirements limit yields to 368 gallons per acre, which is nearly half the yields allowed in Bordeaux.

Samuel Smith & Son

Samuel Smith & Son is a well respected, family-owned wine merchant established in 1923, servicing the liquor industry of Australia with a blue chip portfolio of national and international wines, premium ales, ciders and water and embracing a philosophy of knowledge, service and friendship. Our head office is located in Adelaide with branches in all Australian states and territories.