Domaine de Cristia Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2001

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

Price: $34.99
Item No. 61846
  • RP90
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Winemaker's Notes

This blend of 80% Grenache, 15% Syrah and 5% Syrah represents an amazing value in Chateaneuf du Pape. Beautiful aromas and flavors of dark cherries, thyme, and plums, this is not an over extracted oak, super tannic wine, but rather shows wonderful balance and finesse. Delicious!

"The deep ruby/purple-colored 2001 Chateauneuf du Pape offers luxurious aromas of blackberries and raspberries intertwined with notions of licorice, underbrush, and smoke. Full-bodied and deep, with great purity, a multilayered texture, and a sensational finish revealing sweet tannin as well as oodles of fruit, this beauty should age effortlessly for 12-15 years."
-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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