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.
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Dark intense violet coulouring denoting a rich and generous body. Complex bouquet of roasted coffee, liquorice, cherry and hints of leather. Powerful straightforward taste in the mouth with dark fruit (blackcurrant), spicy
(black pepper) and zan aromas.
Serve with rabbit cooked with prunes or... more
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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. more
The color reveals distinctive violet highlights. A refined and complex nose showing aromas of violets and fruits of the forest. On the palate a wine that is rich and powerful yet with a perfectly balanced and harmonious structure, and a long aromatic
Blend: 75% Grenache, 25% Syrah more
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. more
This elegant blend of Grenache and Syrah pairs beautifully with roast partridge - fricassee of guinea fowl with raspberry vinegar. more
100% Grenache, from 50 year old vines.
Intense garnet with violet highlights. Clean intense nose reminiscent of small red fruits, hints of licquorice and pepper. A solid presence on the palate with notes of cherry stones and licquorice.
Good balance and well structured. more
Dark intense violet coloring denoting a rich and generous body.
Complex bouquet of roasted coffee, liquorice, cherry and hints of leather.
Powerful straightforward taste in the mouth with dark fruit (blackcurrant), spicy (black pepper) and zan aromas. more
Deep garnet red with purple highlights. Scents of wild herbs and bay leaves which mingle with spices and red fruits. A full bodied and smooth wine offering notes of ripe fruit with hints of liquorice. Soft silky tannins lead onto a long finish.
Match with: Roast partridge - Fricassee of guinea... more
Deep purple robe. A seducing bouquet which evokes blackberries, liquorice and mocha. A mouth which explodes with a mixture of black cherries and blackcurrant liqueur.
This very sensual wine would be ideal accompanying spicy dishes, a filet steak with ginger or a tajine aux 5 epices. more
Deep black robe with hints of purple. Roasted hints and very ripe red fruits aromas. Concentrated, powerful and explosive mouth with hints of cherries, ripe black fruits and liquorice. May be enjoyed young but will procure even greater pleasure in a
dozen or so years.
This very sensual wine... more
Readers looking for the poor man's version of the famed Beaucastel Hommage a Jacques Perrin should check out the 2003 Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Renaissance. Tasting like there is much more Mourvedre included in the blend than there actually is (in fact it is 80% Grenache), it is a superb effort.... more