Domaine de Cristia Grenache Vin de Pays 2022
93 POINTS: Sam Kim, Wine Orbit (2020 Vintage)
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"Varietally expressive and elegantly perfumed, showing sweet plum, floral and mixed spice aromas, leading to a smooth rounded palate offering silky texture and mellow tannins. Beautifully composed and delectably appealing."
- Sam Kim, Wine Orbit
Medium to full bodied with classic aromas of perfumed raspberry fruit, black pepper and dark chocolate. Great structure for a wine at this price. From a grower/producer at the top of their powers.
Domaine de Cristia was established in 1942, with only two hectares of vines; at that time, all grapes were sold to négociants. When Baptiste Grangeon inherited the vineyards from his father in 1999, he was the first to bottle as Domaine de Cristia. Today, Baptiste manages the winery with his sister, Dominique, and they have gradually added vineyards over the years, to a total of 20 hectares of vines in Châteauneuf-du-Pape. Ninety percent of their holdings are in the lieu-dit Cristia, with the remaining ten percent spread over three different areas. These parcels are comprised of varying soil-types, including sand, clay, limestone, and galets, and benefit from a cool, fresh north-easterly exposition which allows the grapes and wines to develop supple, elegant tannins. Their Syrah and Mourvèdre vines average 55 years old and the oldest Grenache is over 100 years old.
The domaine follows organic agriculture for all work in the vineyards and has been certified from the 2008 vintage.
Highly recommended with red meats, stews and casseroles.
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