Domaine de Cristia Châteauneuf-du-Pape 2020 (Southern Rhone, France) - [WA 92] [JD 91] [VM 91]

Domaine de Cristia Châteauneuf-du-Pape 2020
(Southern Rhone, France) - [WA 92] [JD 91] [VM 91]

Regular price $65.00 Sale price $55.97 Save $9.03

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WA92 JD91 VM91

About the Winemaker:

Created by Etienne Grangeon in the 1950s, the property originally spread over a mere 2 hectares of Grenache grown under the leadership of Alain, his son, who joined the estate in 1963. Passionate about viticulture, he notably contributed to the expansion of the estate by planting improved grape varieties such as Syrah and Mourvèdre and thus creating the Cristia identity, based on knowledge and respect for its predominantly sandy soils.

Today the Grangeon family owns just over 30 acres, spread across four different parcels: Le Cristia (which is broken into two parts, an upper and lower), Saint Georges and La Roquete. They have a number of old vines, and in a normal year they produce four Chateauneufs, a traditional red and white, and two special cuvées. Their Cuvée Renaissance comes from a blend of 60%, 100 year old vine Grenache and 40% Mourvedre, although in some vintages, a smidge of Syrah is often added to the blend. 

Ratings & Reviews

92 Points - Wine Advocate:
"Looking better than it did from tank, Cristina's 2020 Chateauneuf du Pape is ripe and rounded, with ample amounts of black cherries and plums, an exception to the overall red-fruited nature of the vintage. Full-bodied, creamy and lush, with a lingering, silky finish, this 85-15 blend of Grenache and Syrah should drink well for up to a decade." - Joe Czerwinski (September 2023)

91 Points - Jeb Dunnuck:
"The base cuvée from this fabulous family estate is the 2020 Châteauneuf Du Pape, which is based on 85% Grenache and 15% Syrah brought up in a mix of foudre and concrete tank. It's a fleshy, forward, delicious 2020 revealing plenty of spicy red and black fruits, medium to full body, ripe, rounded tannins, and some classic peppery garrigue and leather nuances. Drink it over the coming 8-10 years." (November 2022)

91 Points - Vinous Media:
"The 2020 Châteauneuf-du-Pape was vinified from organically grown grapes and aged for 18 months in a combination of foudre  and concrete tanks. The 2020 bursts from the glass with ripe red and black fruits, dried herbs, tomato leaf and mint aromas. This is a medium to full-bodied, polished red with refreshing acidity and a sapid finish." Drink 2024-2035. - Nicolas Greinacher (April 2023)