Châteauneuf-du-pape - CLASSIC WHITE
The Domaine de Nalys stretches over about fifty hectares of vines spreads over three large blocks of a similar size and three main types of soil: “Nalys” where the cellars are located (locally known as Grand Pierre on the agricultural maps), is situated right on the edge of some limestone called Comtat red sandstone and on the edge of safres, a soft sandstone.
“La Crau” and the “Bois Sénéchal” (officially locally known as Bois Sénéseau on the land register), are made up of soils derived from old pebbly alluviums from the Rhône River; these are the famous round pebbles that have made Châteauneuf-du-Pape so well known.
The average age of the vines is 35 years old and production is limited to 35 Hl/Ha.
The six white grape varieties that make up the blend of this Domaine de Nalys white are Grenache Blanc (66%), Clairette (18%), Roussanne (9%), Bourboulenc (5%), Piquepoul and Picardan (2%).