Chateau de Nalys 

Philippe Guigal
Route de Courthezon, 84231 Châteauneuf-du-Pape Cedex.
Tel. +33 490 837 252
Direkte salg: Mandag - fredag 9.00-12.30 og 13.30-18.00


Before the French revolution the property was owned by a family with the name Nalis. From this family the domain got its name. By the way it was confiscated during the revolution an sold at an auction afterward.
From 1955 until 1976 the domain got some reputation when Philippe Dufays (Dr Dufays) married the heiress of Nalys and made the wines from the estate known at several markets around the world. He increased the holdings to 80 ha.
When his son died by a tragic accident as quite young Mr. Dufay decided to sell the estate. 30 ha were sold to local winegrowers in the area and the rest to a big insurance company "Assurances Mutuelles Agricoles", today Groupama.
In 2017 the negociant Philippe Guigal from Ampuis purchased the property.
He has serious plans for investments in restauration of the vineyards and rebuildings of the cellars at the place.
The four cuvées of 2017 promise a raise of quality of the wines. Especially the two top cuvées named Chateau de Nalys.
(I have changed the domain name from Domaine de Nalys to Chateau de Nalys)

The domain covers approximately 60 ha situated at three lieux-dits Bois de Sénéchaux, Grand Pierre and La Crau.
An unusual high share of the production (15-20%) is white Chateauneuf du Pape.

In 2020, Guigal bought another domain in Chateauneuf du Pape, Domaine des Clefs d'Or, which had been owned by the Deydier family for several generations. This gave him the opportunity to dispose of another 20 ha. relatively older vineyards on Pied Long and La Crau. The wine fro these vineyards will be included in the wines from Chateau de Nalys. 
With the purchase of this domain, he also
got 12 ha of Massif d'Uchaux.


Chateauneuf du Pape Sainte Pierres de Nalys
2016: 69% Grenache, 20% Syrah. 5% Cinsault, 4% Muscardin, 1% Counoise, 1% Mourvedre. 10% aged in foudres, the rest in steel tabk

Chateauneuf du Pape Chateau de Nalys
2016: 59% Grenache, 32% Syrah, 5% Mourvedre, 3% Counoise, 1% Vaccarese. 50% af druerne kommer fra marker på La Crau.
Fermented in wooden tank. Aged for 18 months, 30% in barriques or foudres

Chateauneuf du Pape Blanc Sainte Pierres de Nalys
2016: 36% Clairette, 29% Bourboulenc, 25% Grenache Blanc, 
7% Roussanne, 3% Picardin. 20% aged in barriques or demi-muids.

Chateauneuf du Pape Blanc Chateau de Nalys
2016: 43% Roussanne, 33% Grenache Blanc, 15% Clairette, 6% Bourboulenc, 3% Piquepoul. 70% fermented and aged in barriques or demi-muids.

 Philippe Guigal at the domain April 2019

Ralph Garcin was hired as the director and chef winemaker at Nalys in 2020.
He came from a similiar position at Chateau la Nerthe. Photo from there in 2018

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Updated 2021-03-06