Domaine de Cristia Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2001
Rhone Red Blends from Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Rhone, France
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,... View More
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... View More