Eicelenci 2015 is ‘Highly Recommended’ in Decanter Magazine’s August 2017 edition receiving between with 90 and 93pts.
All of the Appellation´s thirteen permitted grape varieties are represented in the vineyard of Nalys. This allow them to bring greater complexity and balance to their wine. Eicelenci is the Cuvee of excellence by Domaine de Nalys. Aged for 6 months in barrel it has fresh notes of apple, melon and honeysuckle on the nose and a lively palate with great purity and a hint of minerality, characteristic of Nalys wines. Very harmonious with a good potential for ageing.
“Blossom, honeysuckle and peach kernel on the nose; the mouthfeel is impressive. There’s lots of puppy fat to it, giving body and power. White pepper and lime are behind orchard fruit flavours on the palate. It’s a balanced and powerful wine. Drink 2017-2022.” – 90/93pts, Decanter Magazine, August 2017
“Very attractive aromas of cream, honey, Toblerone, and cut white mushroom. On the palate, too, this is an excitingly allusive, energetic wine, with lots of marrowy fullness, almondy depth, and almost truffley richness to it. An outstanding effort here, both full and structured, as well as hitting every aromatic button that white Châteauneuf-du-Pape can manage and finishing in a glorious effusion of honey and almond. Grand stuff.” – 93pts Andrew Jefford
Available in magnum.
French still white wine from South Rhone Valley France, made with Grenache blanc, Clairette, Roussane, Bourboulenc, Picpoul and Picardan.
Domaine de Nalys is located in the east of the Appellation, surrounded by vines at slight altitude with a splendid view of Mont Ventoux and the village of Châteauneuf-du-Pape. All of the Appellation´s thirteen permitted grape varieties are represented in the vineyard in order to allow them to bring greater complexity and balance to their wine.
The 50ha estate are grouped together into three plots: “Nalys” or the parcel circling the estate, “Le Bois Sénéchal” and “La Crau”.