Grape varieties: 100 % Grenache Soil: Clayey sand from the locality known as "Cristia" Age of vines: 95 years old Ageing: In barrels for 24 months Degree : 15 % Keeping Capacity : Ideal drinking time: 8 years /Keeping capacity: 20-25 years
Grape varieties: 60 % Grenache vieilles vignes, 40 % Mourvèdre Soil: Sandy clay soil facing East which ensures freshness Age of vines: Grenache: 110 years old / Mourvèdre : 55 years old Ageing: In barrels for 24 months Degree: 15 % Keeping Capacity: Ideal drinking time: 8 years / Keeping capacity: 20-25 years
Grape Varieties: 75% Grenache, 15% Syrah, 10% Mourvèdre Soil: Combination of sandy loam and clay Age of vines: From 20 to 60 years old Ageing: 18 months. Grenache in concrete vats, Syrah and mourèdre in barrels Degree: 14.5 % Keeping Capacity: Ideal drinking time: 8 years / Keeping capacity: 15 years
OUR HISTORY... 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 his 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.