Fall in Love With the 2017 Châteauneuf-du Pape Blanc from de Nalys

Fall in Love With the 2017 Châteauneuf-du Pape Blanc from de Nalys

September 25, 2019 by David Zivan

Only five of the 13 grape varietals allowed in the great wines of Châteauneuf-du-Pape are white—and they comprise only 8 percent of the total production in the area. With that rarity often comes greatness. If you're willing to risk a new love, you might start with the recently released 2017 Château de Nalys Châteauneuf-duPape Grand Vin Blanc ($105, domainedenalys.com). Among the oldest properties in the appellation—it appears in a register from the late 16th century—the de Nalys operation was recently purchased by the Guigal family, well-recognized masters of the Rhone. This bottling is the first of what will undoubtedly be some jawdropping upgrades at the house. In scoring it a 93, Robert Parker Wine Advocate says the white offers “an attractive combination of pineapple and saline notes with understated elegance.” We've got a crush.













Fall in Love With the 2017 Châteauneuf-du Pape Blanc from de Nalys

September 25, 2019 by David Zivan

Only five of the 13 grape varietals allowed in the great wines of Châteauneuf-du-Pape are white—and they comprise only 8 percent of the total production in the area. With that rarity often comes greatness. If you're willing to risk a new love, you might start with the recently released 2017 Château de Nalys Châteauneuf-duPape Grand Vin Blanc ($105, domainedenalys.com). Among the oldest properties in the appellation—it appears in a register from the late 16th century—the de Nalys operation was recently purchased by the Guigal family, well-recognized masters of the Rhone. This bottling is the first of what will undoubtedly be some jawdropping upgrades at the house. In scoring it a 93, Robert Parker Wine Advocate says the white offers “an attractive combination of pineapple and saline notes with understated elegance.” We've got a crush.