Wine writers Tom Marquardt and Patrick Darr wrote about the Grenache grape in their syndicated column in the Capital Gazette, “Wine, etc.: Grenache is an underrated wine you should try.” The story highlights how Grenache is a wine that deserves much more attention than it is given, versatile enough to enjoy on its own or stand up to a hearty meal. They continue, “Grenache is one of the most versatile grapes in the world and often plays an important role in blends… In southern Rhone Valley, it is part of the fantastic blends of Chateauneuf du Pape, Vacqueyras, Gigondas and Cotes du Rhone.” Guigal Gigondas 2014 and Chateau de Nalys Blanc Grand Vin 2017 are among the Rhone wines recommended in the story. The Guigal wine is described as “delicious as always,” and the Nalys wine offers “great structure, pure fruit character with lots of raspberry and blackberry flavors and hints of spice and pepper.” Read the full story HERE
Guigal’s Gigondas is an incredible introduction to serious Southern Rhône reds, and a show-stopper at the price. In the hands of Guigal, the rich ripe fruit and savory character of the wine bursts with sheer pleasure, yet the wine displays terrific refinement, complexity, length and ability to age.
Château de Nalys
Guigal’s mastery of growing and producing white wine varieties in the Rhône Valley is exemplified in this wine of immense breadth and power, elegance and expression. Intensely aromatic nose of white flowers, citrus and a touch of vanilla, on the palate the presence is undeniably penetrating, with a deep minerality joining the notes above.
Rhône Valley, France
The more you learn about the Guigal family, the more astounding becomes their story. Their wines are the benchmarks for every Rhone appellation, and over the last thirty years they have become arguably the most lauded producer in the world. Year after year the Guigal family produces wines of exceptional quality that in all classes offer exceptional value.
Since its creation in 1946 by Etienne Guigal, the Guigal family has produced a Châteauneuf-du-Pape. The terroirs of Nalys realize a dream spanning three generations to join this leading prestigious and historic appellation. Marcel and Philippe Guigal will bring passion and rigour, their family quality philosophy, and the ambition of waving the flag of Châteauneuf-du-Pape at the very highest level.