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Domaine de Cristia Chateauneuf-du-Pape "Cuvee Renaissance" 2015 (Southern Rhone, France) - [WS 96] [RP 93]
Domaine de Cristia Chateauneuf-du-Pape "Cuvee Renaissance" 2015 (Southern Rhone, France) - [WS 97] [RP 93]


 
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Winery: Domaine de Cristia
Varietal: 60% Grenache, 40% Mourvedre
Region: Chateauneuf du Pape, Southern Rhone, France
Vintage: 2015
Bottle Size: 750 mL

Product Code: CRISTIACDPRENAISSANCE15-W

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Notes from the Winemaker:

Ageing:
Grenache aged in 2-3 year old barrels, Mourvèdre aged in new barrels, for 18 months.

Age of vines:
Grenache vine is 100 years old, Mourvèdre vines are 50 years old.

60% Grenache (100-years-old) 40% Mourvedre.

Tasting Notes:
Dark intense violet coloring denoting a rich and generous body.
Complex bouquet of roasted coffee, licorice, cherry and hints of leather.
Powerful straightforward taste in the mouth with drak fruit (blackcurrant), spicy (black pepper) and zan aromas.

Sister and 2 brothers, Dominique, Baptiste and Laurent Grangeon are as the third generation in front of the domain today. It was founded by their grandfather Etienne Grangeon in 1942.
Both the grandfather and the father, Alain Grangeon, sold the production in bulk.
When Baptiste took over he started to bottle the wines at the domain from vintage 1999.
The name Cristia comes from a lieu-dit, which is neighbouring lieu-dit Rayas.

Today the total area with wines is 21 ha. 12 ha Chateauneuf du Pape, 1 ha Cotes du Rhone Village, 4 ha Cotes du Rhone and 4 ha Vin de Pays/Vin de Table.


Ratings & Reviews

96 Points - Wine Spectator Magazine
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"This has an intense core of crushed plum, raspberry and boysenberry fruit flavors, draped with melted licorice notes and backed by a wave of warm fruitcake. Hedonistic for sure, but accents of anise, violet and singed apple wood dart around, adding extra facets of intrigue to hold your attention. Grenache and Mourvèdre. Best from 2020 through 2040. 600 cases made." - JM (February 2018)

93 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:
"The 2015 Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Renaissance is a blend of 60% Grenache and 40% Mourvèdre. It's a super ripe and plush wine, loaded with dark cherries, cola and baking spices like cinnamon and nutmeg (the Mourvèdre component is aged in oak). With its soft tannins and touch of warmth on the finish, it should be consumed relatively young." - Joe Czerwinski (October 2017)

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