Côtes-du-Rhône Vieilles Vignes "Les Garrigues"
100% Grenache from 50-55 year old vines. This vineyard is just east of Chateauneuf-du-Pape and across the A7 highway; this is a top Côtes-du-Rhône vineyard, with red clay and rocky galets soil. (Another famous wine from this area is the Coudoulet de Beaucastel Côtes-du-Rhône, considered to be a baby Beaucastel.) Cristia's version is top of the line - rich and concentrated, it is more than you would expect from a Côtes-du-Rhône, aged half in cement and half in one to three year-old barrels for 9 months.
The wine has been certified organic since the previous vintage.