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Cristia Chateauneuf du Pape Vieilles Vignes 2010

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The combination of different terroirs is ideal to obtain a Châteauneuf-du-Pape with finesse, density, richness and elegance, together with a great ageing potential.

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Domaine de Cristia:
RED WINES The grapes are selected in the vineyard, then destemmed before being put into vats. Three weeks of fermentation and maceration in concrete vats follow, with the use of indigenous yeasts. Temperatures are kept low in order to produce aromatic wines. We do not insist on any massive extraction, but prefer the ‘matiere’ to express itself. (Due to the way we work in the vine... Read more
RED WINES The grapes are selected in the vineyard, then destemmed before being put into vats. Three weeks of fermentation and maceration in concrete vats follow, with the use of indigenous yeasts. Temperatures are kept low in order to produce aromatic wines. We do not insist on any massive extraction, but prefer the ‘matiere’ to express itself. (Due to the way we work in the vineyards, the grapes possess enough concentration). The pressed juice and free-run juice are blended together according to the vintage. Châteauneuf-du-Pape wines are aged in concrete vats and barrels for 18 months. Côtes-du-Rhône and Vin de Pays are aged only in concrete vats for 8 to 12 months. WHITE WINES The grapes are selected and pressed very quickly. They are fermented and aged for 8 months in a combination of barrels and stainless steel vats. Read less

External Reviews for Cristia Chateauneuf du Pape Vieilles Vignes

External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
12/18/2012

Very expressive, with layers of lush blueberry coulis, fig paste, currant confiture and melted red licorice all wrapped with toasted spice and coursing through the vivacious finish. A gorgeous display of fruit, with the spine to keep it balanced. Drink now through 2027.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
01/10/2013

The 2010 Chateauneuf du Pape Vieilles Vignes (100% Grenache from 70- to 80-year-old vines planted in pure sand) was aged in 2- to 3-year-old small barrels. While it is a nearer-term drinking proposition, it does reveal some structure as well as the vintageandrsquo;s reserved personality. Despite the structure of the vintage and its backward character, the 2010 Chateauneuf du Pape Vieilles Vignes has enough openness and appeal that it can be drunk in its youth, although 2andndash;3 years of cellaring is suggested. The wineandrsquo;s dense plum/purple color is followed by a sweet bouquet of roasted herbs, black truffles, kirsch, raspberries and incense. Full-bodied, powerful and rich with decent acidity as well as moderate tannin and an exceptionally long finish, this 2010 should hit its prime in 4andndash;5 years and last for 15andndash;20.



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The combination of different terroirs is ideal to obtain a Châteauneuf-du-Pape with finesse, density, richness and elegance, together with a great ageing potential.

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