The 2020 Chateauneuf du Pape Domaine de Cristia wine boasts scents of cola, raspberries and black cherries. Mainly tank-aged Grenache, with small amounts of barrel-aged Mourvèdre and Syrah, This Chateauneuf du Pape Domaine de Cristia wine is medium to full-bodied, moderately concentrated and dusted with ripe tannins. The house style is one of sandy-soil elegance, and that’s reflected in this entry-level cuvée, which finishes long and silky.
The Domaine de Cristia was established in 1942, with only two hectares of vines; at that time, all grapes were sold to négociants. When Baptiste Grangeon inherited the vineyards from his father in 1999, he was the first to bottle as Domaine de Cristia.
This 2020 Chateauneuf du Pape Domaine de Cristia wine is best paired with grilled red meats or in sauce, game, or mature cheese platter.