Domaine de Cristia Châteauneuf-du-Pape 2009

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100% Grenache from 50 year old vines. Beautiful bright garnet red. Intense nose showing good complexity. Aromas of black fruits and wild herbs prevail. Good attack on the palate. A fine wine which is elegant and well structured. Good volume and length based on fruity and spicy aromas. Pair with: grilled lamb with thyme, côte de boeuf, cheeses of the south, tarte tatin with onions.

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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

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11/27/2010

Four and a half glasses


External Reviews for Domaine de Cristia Châteauneuf-du-Pape

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Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
09/06/2012

The 2009 Chateauneuf du Pape is a blend of 80% Grenache, 15% Syrah and 5% Mourvedre from 50- to 100-year-old vines, and is aged in a combination of cement tanks (for the Grenache) and small oak barrels (for the Syrah and Mourvedre). The wine possesses a forward, seductive bouquet of kirsch, black currants, licorice, incense, lead pencil shavings and garrigue. This full-bodied, opulent, lush, stylish Chateauneuf du Pape should drink beautifully for 10ndash;12 years.


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Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
09/06/2012

Lush and mouthfilling, with a lightly chewy edge framing the dark plum, fig and blackberry fruit. Hoisin sauce and smoldering tobacco notes fill out the full-bodied finish, which cuts a deep trough. Best from 2012 through 2023.


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
10/18/2011

90% grenache, 10% syrah from 20-60 year old vines grown in sandy soils. Fermented in concrete with no oak. This is a ripe, modern styled cuvée that is darkly colored where the powerful, concentrated grenache flavors come through. With a great deal of... Chuck Hayward. A Proprietary Blend wine from Rhone in France. 2009 Domaine de Cristia Chateauneuf du Pape 750ml


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
10/19/2011

The 2009 Chateauneuf du Pape (a blend of 95% Grenache and 5% Syrah aged entirely in cement) exhibits plenty of forest floor, sweet kirsch liqueur and raspberries, medium to full body, and a luxurious mouthfeel, with silky tannins and a long, heady fi... Robert Parkers Wine Advocate. A Proprietary Blend wine from Rhone in France. 2009 Domaine de Cristia Chateauneuf du Pape 750ml


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
02/29/2012

The 2009 Chateauneuf du Pape is a blend of 80% Grenache, 15% Syrah and 5% Mourvedre from 50- to 100-year-old vines, and is aged in a combination of cement tanks (for the Grenache) and small oak barrels (for the Syrah and Mourvedre). The wine possesse... Robert Parkers Wine Advocate. A Proprietary Blend wine from Rhone in France. 2009 Domaine de Cristia Chateauneuf du Pape 750ml


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
09/06/2012

Ruby-red. Red berry and cherry aromas are complicated by notes of anise, woodsmoke and dried lavender. Round and sweet on the palate, offering juicy red fruit flavors that put on weight with air. Finishes smooth and sappy, with resonating spiciness and very good persistence.


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
03/19/2013

A blend of 90% Grenache and 10% Syrah thats aged all in tank, the 2009 Domaine de Cristia Châteauneuf-du-Pape is an outstanding wine that has an upfront, round, fleshy profile as well as plenty of southern Rhône typicity. Showing loads of concentrat... Rhone Report, The. A Proprietary Blend wine from Rhone in France. 2009 Domaine de Cristia Chateauneuf du Pape 750ml


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100% Grenache from 50 year old vines. Beautiful bright garnet red. Intense nose showing good complexity. Aromas of black fruits and wild herbs prevail. Good attack on the palate. A fine wine which is elegant and well structured. Good volume and length based on fruity and spicy aromas. Pair with: grilled lamb with thyme, côte de boeuf, cheeses of the south, tarte tatin with onions.

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