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Date Printed: 4/16/2014
Domaine de Cristia Chateauneuf-du-Pape Vieilles Vignes 2009
Domaine de Cristia Chateauneuf-du-Pape Vieilles Vignes 2009
(search item no. 112544)
boutique wine

The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
PRICE ON 4/16/2014: $89.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2006 International Wine Cellar rating: 95 points
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 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 black robe with hints of purple. Roasted notes and very ripe red fruits aromas. Concentrated, powerful and explosive in the mouth with hints of cherries, ripe black fruits and liquorice.
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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.