E. Guigal Saintes Pierres de Nalys Blanc Chateauneuf du Pape 2019
A stunning wine with remarkably pure aromas, this is a fresh Châteauneuf-du-Pape with peach and citrus notes. Translated as "holy stones," a play on the soils and history of Châteauneuf-du-Pape, the second white wine to Château de Nalys has a character all its own, with a strongly different varietal and plot composition, and like its red Saintes Pierres counterpart, a fermentation, and aging geared towards emphasizing freshness. Pale youthful gold, brilliant and limpid colour. Elegant mineral nose with notes of citrus and peach. On the palate a beautiful richness, with freshness and minerality. A complete wine, elegant and balanced.
50% Grenache blanc, 20% Clairette, 20% Bourboulenc, 5% Picardan, 5% (Picpoul and Roussanne).
95 Points - Jeb Dunnuck
I loved the 2019 Châteauneuf Du Pape Saintes Pierres De Nalys Blanc last year, and I love it still. Gorgeous citrus, white flowers, salty mineral, and a touch of honeysuckle emerge from the glass, and it's medium to full-bodied, with wonderfully balanced acidity and a great finish. It's ideal for enjoying over the coming decade or so.
94 Points - Wine Enthusiast
Matured for just eight months and geared back in oak influences, this fresh, fruit-focused white is a youthful, mouthwatering expression of Châteauneuf-du-Pape blanc. A full-bodied blend of five classic white grapes, it highlights a crisp backdrop of tart yellow pear and grapefruit flavours juxtaposed by rich swathes of buttercream, hazelnut and cinnamon. Complex yet accessible immediately, the wine should drink well through 2030.