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Domaine de Cristia Chateauneuf du Pape 2013

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Domaine de Cristia Chateauneuf du Pape 2013 750ML      
Sku: 43459

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Created by Etienne Grangeon 70 years ago, the property originally comprised 2 hectares of Grenache. It was developed further by the driving force of his son Alain, who joined the domaine in 1963. Passionate about viticulture, he notably contributed to the expansion of the domaine and planted improved grape varieties such as Syrah and Mourvèdre and created the identity of Cristia, based on the knowledge and respect of his soils.

Then, in 1999, Baptiste, Dominique and more recently Florent joined their father. Their priorities were to concentrate on selecting the best parcels in order to produce a wine of a great quality, with a good ageing potential, to commercialise in France as well as for export.

Tasting notes
Beautiful red-ruby robe. Perfume of cinnamon and vanilla, mixed with hints of red fruits. Very soft tannins, with the same aromas as for the nose with an after taste of liquorice and blond tobacco.

Rating

"Vivid ruby-red. Heady aromas of candied red berries and incense are complicated by notes of lavender and smoky minerals. Supple, deeply flavored and broad, offering intense raspberry and bitter cherry flavors and an exotic floral pastille nuance. Finishes smooth, smoky and very long, with increasing sweetness and even, slow-building tannins that add shape. This is an outstanding example of a "basic" Châteauneuf, especially from a challenging vintage." Vinous Media, 92 Points


Technical notes
80 % Grenache, 15 % Syrah, 5 % Mourvèdre

Alcohol: 15%

Food pairing
Roast partridge - Fricassee of guinea fowl with raspberry vinegar.

Country: France
Region: Rhone
Sub-Region: Southern Rhone
Appellation: Chateauneuf du Pape
Grape Varietal: Red Rhone Blend
Type: Still wine
 
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