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Date Printed: 9/21/2014
Domaine de Cristia Chateauneuf-du-Pape Vieilles Vignes Blanc 2010
Domaine de Cristia Chateauneuf-du-Pape Vieilles Vignes Blanc 2010
(search item no. 115464)
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The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
PRICE ON 9/21/2014: $47.99

Winemaker's Notes:

Egg-shell white with hints of bright gold. A broad aromatic palate with notes of white fleshy fruits (peaches, pears etc.), yellow flowers (gorse, broom etc.) and soft spices (vanilla). The fine and rounded mouth feel shows great elegance. It is a rich and powerful with a classy and long finish.
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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.