Domaine Chante Cigale Chateauneuf-du-Pape (France)

Domaine Chante Cigale Chateauneuf-du-Pape (France)

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A proper Chateauneuf-du-Pape.

65% Grenache, 20% Syrah, 10% Mourvèdre and 5% Cinsult.

This is a taste of luxury from the Southern Rhone, with ripe black fruit aromas balanced by lightly herbal, oaky notes. Flavours of dark plum and black berry characters, and plump textured tannins, full-bodied but expertly balanced.

The vines are over 60 years old and situated near the plateau de Carbières (close to Château Montredon). Harvesting is by hand, with selective sorting of the grapes.The grapes undergo a traditional long 'cuvaison' at quite high temperature and with extended maceration on the skins, 21-24 days to extract plenty of colour, fruit and tannins. This is followed by ageing for between 14-18 months in large oak barrels.

Domaine Chante Cigale is located within the village of Châteauneuf-du-Pape and has been owned by the Sabon Favier family for several generations. Consisting of 41 hectares, the domaine benefits from old vines, some of which are veritably ancient at over 100 years old. Alexandre Favier took over from his father, Christian, and is part of a new wave of producers in Châteauneuf-du-Pape, combining modern technical expertise with traditional winemaking practices. 

Alexandre Favier keenly promotes the biodiversity of his vineyards. He is very conscious of his role as guardian of his land for future generations and Chante Cigale is currently in conversion to full organic status.

Try with traditional roast lamb, lentil and vegetable moussaka and any rich hot-pot that heavily features aromatic 'herbes de Provence'.

About this wine

Country: France

Region: Rhone

Wine type: Red Wine

Vintage: 2021

Grapes:

  • Grenache/Garnacha
  • Syrah

ABV: 15.0%

Vegan: Yes

Organic: Yes

Natural: No

  • 2021
  • Grenache/Garnacha and Syrah
  • France
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