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Christia: Partner estate of Châteauneuf du Pape
Created 70 years ago by Etienne Grangeon, the property was spread over 2 hectares of Grenache. It was in 1963, under the impetus of his son, Alain, that the estate began its expansion by planting improving varieties such as Syrah and Mourvèdre. 1999 was a vintage of change for everything at Domaine de Cristia as that year they started producing and bottling 100% of their production. Today, Domaine de Cristia is run by Baptiste Grangeon and Dominique Grangeon.
The estate, the vineyard, the winemaking process
A foretaste of the wines being made at Domaine de Cristia. You can easily see that the wines have never been better. Some of the recent changes have been to practice biodynamic farming techniques. In 2008, Domaine de Cristia was certified Organic Agriculture by Ecocert.
They have vines planted in sand, limestone, silt and even a small part has stony soils very appreciated. They have old vines. They have Grenache vines that range from 50 years old to over 100 years old. Their plantations of Mourvèdre and Syrah are on average 50 years old as well.
Today, three generations of winemakers share their passion through the wines of Domaine de Cristia, under different appellations :
• Châteauneuf-du-Pape (19 hectares in red et 1 hectare in white),
• Côtes-du-Rhône Villages (8 hectares),
• Côtes-du-Rhône (12 hectares),
• Vin de Pays (18 hectares)
The best vintages of Domaine de Cristia: 2018, 2017, 2016 2015, 2012, 2010, 2009, 2007, 2005, 2003 and 2000.
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