Domaine de Cristia Cotes du Rhone 2001

Rhone Red Blends from Cotes du Rhone, Rhone, France

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    Winemaker's Notes

    This Rhone is all about pure, soft, delicious fruit. Made from 100% Grenache from 15+ year old vines, there is no apparent oak to detract from the pretty dark cherry and plum fruit. At this point, drink up and enjoy by the case.

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    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 Cotes du Rhone

    A Cote of Many Grapes The appellation of Cotes du Rhone encompasses much of the land of the area, not to mention much of the wine - over two-thirds of the wine produced here is of the Cotes-du-Rhone appellation. Wines here need only be from the Cotes de Rhone geographic area (which is fairly large) and consist of one or more of the 22 varieties permitted. Being such a wide...

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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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