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2000 Domaine De Cristia Chateauneuf du Pape Renaissance

ITEM 8017979 - Removed from a temperature and humidity controlled wine storage unit; Purchased at retail

Bidder Quantity Amount Total
3 $75
Item Sold Amount Date
I8058645 1 $60 Jan 9, 2022
I8000331 3 $75 Nov 14, 2021
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95Robert M. Parker Jr.

...provocative flavors of blue and black fruits, earth, truffles, and minerals. Dense and rich, it may have spent time in small barriques as evidenced by a hint of subtle wood.

89-92Stephen Tanzer

Exotic, highly aromatic nose combines cassis, black pepper, mace and nutmeg. Dense and concentrated, with huge material to support the strong but sexy oak component.


Domaine De Cristia

Domaine de Cristia is in Courthezon, in the Rhone Valley. It was established in 1940 by Etienne Grangeon, who started with five acres of Grenache. Since then his son and grandsons have added acreage and today the estate includes 125 acres in Chateauneuf-du-Pape and Cotes-du-Rhone. Domaine de Cristia makes both red and white wines. The Grangeon family still owns and operates the estate.


France, Rhône Valley, Southern Rhône, Châteauneuf-du-Pape

Châteauneuf-du-Pape, the appellation, is a large area of nearly 8,000 vineyard acres centered around the picturesque town of Chateauneuf-du-Pape. Located in southeastern France just north of the Avignon hills, the name of the appellation means “new castle of the pope” and it is a reference to the 14th century, when the Popes of Avignon built summer homes in the Southern Rhone Valley. Today the appellation is one of the most renowned in France and its terroir is known for layers of small pebbles, called “galets.” The stones in the soil are thought to help store heat and keep the soil warm, which helps ripen the grapes. The stones also help keep the soil from drying out in hot summer months. In 1923 Châteauneuf-du-Pape was a leader in establishing the idea that AOC wines in France should be made only with specified grapes, and the appellation allowed 13 grape varieties to be used. Since then the rules have been slightly modified to include several more allowable grapes. Red and white wines are produced, though in practice about 97% of all Châteauneuf –du-Papes are reds made with a blend of Grenache Noir, Cinsault, Counoise, Mourvedre, Muscardine, Syrah and Vaccarese. The red wines of this appellation are prized for being big, rich, spicy and full-bodied. White wines of the appellation are made with Grenache Blanc, Clairette, Bourboulenc, Roussanne, Picpoul and Picardin. Whites are floral, fruity and relatively full-bodied.