2022 Classique Domaine de Cristia


85% Grenache 15% Syrah 10% Mourvedre Aged in concrete, foudre & barrel. Lovely dense sweet raspberry and cherry notes, violets, lovely and really exciting, this will be an absolute charmer and approachable from the off.L&S (Oct 2023)

75cl bottles (case of 6)

* This is a pre-shipment/primeur offer. All orders are accepted under the TERMS of this offer which differ from the terms of the rest of the site.

A well-built, balanced and lively red with notes of sweet berries, dried herbs, stones and peppercorns. Full-bodied with velvety tannins and a silky core of berries on the palate. Refined and elegant, with a caressing touch challenged by a lift of peppercorns kicking in toward the finish. From organically grown grapes. Drink or hold. Rating: 92 James Suckling, (Jun 2024)

The 2022 Châteauneuf-du-Pape ranks alongside the finest renditions of this wine ever produced at Domaine de Cristia. Bursting with orange blossom, garrigue, red cherry, strawberry and licorice, it strikes the perfect balance between opulence and freshness. Polished tannins, a seamless mouthfeel and a focused, juicy conclusion round it all up. Drinking range: 2025 - 2037 Rating: 93 Nicholas Greinacher - (Jun 2024)

85% Grenache, 15% Syrah. Aged for 18 months in foudres (15%) and concrete tanks (85%). Certified organic. Tank/cask sample. Tasted blind. Spice-led nose, with tabasco and mulberry. A dense and layered palate, with smoke and fig notes. Rich and voluptuous palate, with plum and smoky notes. Layered and structured and a deep, textured finish. Drinking range: 2027 - 2038 Rating: 16.5 Alistair Cooper MW - (Nov 2023)

Impressively expressive, with melted down berry fruits infused with herbs – really fruity and ripe, but all well controlled and focused, with fine tannins. A lively and vibrant Tradition cuvée that should be great value for money. Mostly aged in concrete tank, with 15% in foudres. Drinking range: 2024 - 2032 Rating: 93 Matt Walls, (Nov 2023)

Coming all from compacted sand soils, the 2022 Châteauneuf Du Pape is 85% Grenache and 15% Syrah raised in foudre and concrete tank. It has an utterly classic style in its ripe black cherry and almost blue fruits as well as peppery herbs, lavender, and floral nuances. It's a rich, medium to full-bodied, textured 2022 with fine tannins and a great finish. Rating: 91-93 Jeb Dunnuck, (Nov 2023)

Based around Courthezon and taking the name from the lieu dit 'Cristia', Domaine de Cristia was established by Etienne Grangeon in the early 1950s with just two hectares of Grenache. His son Alain joined the domaine in the 1960s. It was Alain who slowly started to increase the vineyard holdings and plant Syrah & Mourvèdre to complement the Grenache that makes up the majority of the estate.

Today the estate is in the very capable hands of Etienne's grandchildren, Baptiste, Dominique and Florent, who joined in 1999. They have nearly 19 hectares based mainly in the sandy soils around Courthezon. All the vineyards have been certified since 2008, with a biodynamic approach also being followed.

The vineyards are mainly northeast facing so benefit from not getting too much hot sun during the early part of the day, with the sandy soils lending freshness and elegance that is the hallmark of their cuvées.


  • Click on the 'ORDER' button to add cases to your Wishlist order form. The Wishlist appears in both the sidebar and header (separately from the main basket).
  • You can view and edit your Wishlist at any time before submitting the order form.
  • Submit your Wishlist order form with your details and please indicate any special requirements in the notes, including whether you would like the wines duty paid.
  • We will respond as quickly as possible with confirmation of your order and your invoice.

Please note that certain wines are on very tight allocations and will first be offered to customers who buy across the range. If you have any queries, please email our primeurs team or speak to your usual L&S contact.


Please feel free to email us your Wishlist at any time. This list can include wines listed as available on the website, as well as those marked 'To Be Advised'. We will reply as soon as possible with confirmation of what we can offer.


Wines bought en primeur are scheduled to arrive in the UK over the course of the next eighteen months. If you do not wish to take home delivery, you may wish to consider where you would like the wines shipped on arrival in the UK. Lea & Sandeman offers duty paid and in bond storage through a dedicated storage company called Elephant Storage. For more details on the terms and fees associated with storage please go to our Storage Homepage or contact our primeurs team for more information.

While helpful, we do not require a firm commitment on delivery destination to process your primeur order at this stage. Our team will be in contact with you when your wines arrive in the UK to confirm the necessary delivery details.

() or your normal Lea and Sandeman contact.


OFFER: All wines are offered subject to availability and final confirmation.

PRICING: All prices are quoted IN BOND ex-VAT, by the case size stated. Please double check that the desired case size does match what is being offered as wines are variously listed in threes, sixes, dozens, halves and larger formats.

DELIVERY - TIMING: This is a primeur offer so the wines are not yet physically available for delivery. They will be shipped to the UK over the next eighteen months. Generally wines are shipped to your nominated location once the whole order has landed in our London City Bond account. If you require wines to be delivered by a certain date, please advise us at the time of ordering.

DELIVERY - FEES: In bond delivery to an Elephant Storage account (for more information see 'Storage Options' opposite) is free of charge. Transfer of wines to any third party bond (i.e. not Elephant Storage) will incur an administration charge of £16.50 + VAT for all orders under £500. If you require wines duty paid, please indicate this in your Wishlist order form. A duty & VAT invoice will be raised once all the wines on your order are available for shipment. Once the relevant duty & VAT has been settled, we will ship the wines to your nominated address as per our normal duty paid Delivery Terms.

PAYMENT: All orders will be invoiced for immediate payment by cheque, cash, debit card or cleared funds to our account. We regret that we cannot accept credit cards for primeur orders. We reserve the right to apply a dunning charge of 2% per month on invoices unpaid after 30 days.