Domaine de Cristia

Grangeon family
Manager: Baptiste Grangeon.
Fauburg Saint Georges 33, 84350 Courthezon
Tel. +33 490 702 409 (Office)
Direct sale: Monday - Friday 9.00-12.00 and 14.00-18.00
Mail: contact@cristia.com
Web: http://www.cristia.com

       

Sister and 2 brothers, Dominique, Baptiste and Laurent Grangeon are as the third generation in front of the domain today. It was founded by their grandfather Etienne Grangeon in 1942.  Both the grandfather and the father, Alain Grangeon, sold the production in bulk. 
In 1999 when Baptiste took over he started to bottle the wines. 
!n 2012 Baptiste married a daughter from another winegrower family in Chateauneuf du Pape, Maria Petrucci (now Grangeon) Le Manoir de St Pierre

The name Cristia comes from a lieu-dit, which is neighbouring lieu-dit Rayas.
90% of the domain's vineyards are situated at Le Cristia and the rest of Chateauneuf du Pape at La Roquette. The other vineyards (Cotes du Rhone and IGP) are all situated in Courthezon.
Today the domain produces wines from 58 ha, 14 ha of Chateauneuf du Pape, of which one ha is with white varieties, 8 ha of Cotes du Rhone Village, 12 ha of Cotes du Rhone and 18 ha of IGP.
Since 2008 the vineyards have been certified agriculture biologique.

Wines

Chateauneuf du Pape
2016: 85% Grenache, 15% Syrah. 
80% aged in demi-muids or barriques and the rest in concrete.

Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvée Vieilles Vignes
2016: 100% 90-100-årige Grenache på lieu-dit Cristia.
Aged for 18 months 2/3 in 0-1 years old demi-muids, 1/3 in 1-year old barriques.

Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvée Renaissance
2016: 60% Grenache (110 years-old), 40% Mourvedre (55-years-old)
Aged for 18 months 2/3 in 0-1 years old demi-muids, 1/3 in 1-year old barriques.

Chateauneuf du Pape Blanc
2016:
80% Clairette, 20% Roussanne. Aged in demi-muids for 6 months.

Cotes du Rhone

2016: 100% Grenache.

Cotes du Rhone Vieilles Vignes 
2016: 100% 50-years-old Grenache. 50% aged in barriques for 10 months.

IGP de Méditerranée
2016: 100% Grenache. 40-years-old vines.

 

In 2009 the cellars at Domaine de Cristia were extended. To the left below you see the oldest cellar with cement tanks. Two new rooms for new steel tanks and for barriques were constructed just before harvest 2009. The office has moved to a house by the cellar - on the other side of the road where grandfather Etienne lived until 2011.


Baptiste Grangeon 2012


Dominique Grangeon 2012
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