At first, the Chateauneuf du Pape estate of Domaine Cristia owned two hectares of Grenache vines in the Southern Rhone Valley. Like many producers they sold their grapes in bulk to negociants. In 1999 they began to produce and bottle 100% of their production. The average age of the vines used varies in age between 50-100 years! Today Domaine Cristia sits on 13 hectares of vines in Chateauneuf du Pape. 12 hectares are reserved for producing red wine and 1 hectare is used for the production of white Chateauneuf du Pape wine. This 100% Grenache can be drunk young or kept for up to 10 years. Enjoy!