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Date Printed: 9/22/2014
Domaine de Cristia Chateauneuf-du-Pape Vieilles Vignes 2006
Domaine de Cristia Chateauneuf-du-Pape Vieilles Vignes 2006
(search item no. 105387)
boutique wine

International Wine Cellar rating: 95 points
Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
PRICE ON 9/22/2014: $68.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 97 points
2005 Wine Spectator rating: 95 points
2005 International Wine Cellar rating: 95 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Deep purple robe. A seducing bouquet which evokes blackberries, liquorice and mocha. A mouth which explodes with a mixture of black cherries and blackcurrant liqueur.

This very sensual wine would be ideal accompanying spicy dishes, a filet steak with ginger or a tajine "aux 5 épices".

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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 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.