CHÂTEAUNEUF DU PAPE

2022 Renaissance Domaine de Cristia

EN PRIMEUR

2022 Renaissance 60% Grenache 40% Mourvedre Darker on the nose, sweet & a touch menthol, lovely raspberry and violets, obvious oak but will integrate, will need time to come around, lots to like, very generous.L&S (Oct 2023)

75cl bottles (case of 6)

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60% Grenache, 40% Mourvèdre. Aged for 24 months in demi-muids (67%) and new oak barrels (33%). Certified organic. Cask sample. Tasted blind. Some raspberry and coconut notes on the nose. A sweet and jammy palate, with coconut, spice, oak and cinnamon coming through. Fine and elegant tannins pepper the palate and give structure to the layered and showy, hedonistic finish. (AC) 15% Drinking range: 2027 - 2039 Rating: 17 Alistair Cooper MW - www.JancisRobinson.com (Nov 2023)

Wow, what a nose! Leaf tea, menthol and pine resin, a really captivating and complex display. Dense and intensely solid, with fine, bold tannins. The acidity is deep-set, rising gently through the fruit, leading to a long finish. Shows how well some Mourvèdre performed this year. Two thirds aged in demi-muid, the rest in barrique; one third new oak, that's very well integrated. Drinking range: 2026 - 2040 Rating: 96 Matt Walls, Decanter.com (Nov 2023)

Lastly, the 2022 Châteauneuf Du Pape Renaissance is based on 60% Grenache and 40% Mourvèdre. Its deep ruby/plum hue is followed by a more exotic bouquet of wild strawberries, Provençal garrigue, pot roast, and spicy, meaty nuances that carry to a full-bodied, concentrated, lively 2022 with fine tannins and outstanding length. It's going to need some bottle age, but it’s certainly a beautiful, exotic wine. Rating: 94-96 Jeb Dunnuck, www.jebdunnuck.com (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.

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