Domaine de Cristia Cuvee Renaissance Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2000

Rhone Red Blends from Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Rhone, France

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Item No. 73837
  • RP95
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Winemaker's Notes

"The sensational 2000 Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Prestige/Cuvee Renaissance emerges from ten acres of old vines (80-100 years) that border the Rayas vineyard. Its opaque ruby/purple color is accompanied by a super nose of blackberry, kirsch liqueur, spice box, and mineral scents. Thick and full-bodied, with tremendous purity, a sense of elegance, and a layered, multidimensional finish, it is a breakthrough effort for Domaine de Cristia."
-Wine Advocate

Learn About Domaine de Cristia

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 Mourvedre and created the identity of Cristia,...

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Learn About Chateauneuf-du-Pape

(shah-too-NUHF due Pahp) Southern Rhone's landmark region, Chateauneuf du Pape, was the first region to gain AC status in France. That was the 1920s - it's history goes much further back than that. As the name suggests, the wine region was named after the new papal home, referring to the period of time in the 1300's when the pope resided in Avignon instead of Rome. Notable Facts...

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Learn About Rhone Red Blends

The Rhone region of France has a delightful selection of red varieties. There are 22 grapes allowed in the Rhone AOC, about half of them red. Most of these varieties are used as secondary blending partners, often comprising less than 10% of the blend. The primary red players of Rhone blends are Syrah, Grenache and Mourvedre. Most wines from the Southern Rhone use Grenache as their...

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