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Date Printed: 9/22/2014
Domaine de Cristia Cuvee Renaissance Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2000
Domaine de Cristia Cuvee Renaissance Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2000
(search item no. 73837)
The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
PRICE ON 9/22/2014: $41.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
2009 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 95 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
2003 The Wine Advocate rating: 96 points

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
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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.