Description/ Tasting NotesPowerful nose and good attack on the palate with ripe, silky tannins.
Winery Info/ Brand
Created by Etienne Grangeon 70 years ago, the property originally comprised 2 hectares of Grenache. It was developed further by the driving force of his son Alain, who joined the domaine in 1963. Passionate about viticulture, he notably contributed to the expansion of the domaine and planted improved grape varieties such as Syrah and Mourvèdre and created the identity of Cristia, based on the knowledge and respect of its soils.
Then, in 1999, Baptiste and Dominique joined their father. Their priorities were to concentrate on selecting the best parcels in order to produce a wine of a great quality, with a good ageing potential, to commercialise in France as well as for export.
Region Info/ Origin
Côtes du Rhône is a wine-growing Appellation d'Origine Contrôlée for the Rhône wine region of France, which may be used throughout the region, also in those areas which are covered by other AOCs. During harvest, the grapes are picked by hands, and largely depending on the foresight, skill and knowledge of the wine-maker to produce only style wine for distribution and enjoyment. Most of the wine made in Côtes du Rhône are red wine with small growth of white grape varietals.