Domaine Chante Cigale Red
Domaine Chante Cigale - Châteauneuf-du-Pape
65% Grenache - 20% Syrah- 10% Mourvèdre- 5% Cinsault
Domaine Chante Cigale, located within the village of Châteauneuf-du-Pape, has been owned and operated by the Sabon Favier family for several generations. It covers 50 hectares of vineyards classified in the Châteauneuf-du- Pape appellation. More ten years ago, Christian Favier, the father, released the reins to his son,  Alexandre, who has soon become well-known in Châteauneuf-du-Pape. His wines has been lauded by famous journalist like Jancis Robinson , R parker or Steve Danzen...
The estate is located in a very stony part of the Châteauneuf-du-Pape area, where you can find the famous “galets roulés”. A large part of the vineyard is located on the famous "plateau de Cabrières", near the Château Montredon. Rolled pebbles (limestone). Vines : 45 years old - 90 acres –Yield : 2.1 T /acre.
Manual grape harvest with selective sorting. Long fermentation (18 days) with temperature control. Maceration for 25 to 28 days. 60% in large oak tuns, 10% in new barrels and 30% in concrete vats (14 to 18 months).
Tasting notes
A classic Châteauneuf enhancing the soft and rich character of the Grenache on the specific terroir of Châteauneuf. A body both smooth and strong.
Food pairing
Red meats grilled or “en sauce “, coq au vin, venison. Ripe cheeses.
Aging potential
8 to 12 years.
Grape varieties
65% Grenache - 20% Syrah- 10% Mourvèdre- 5% Cinsault
Current and upcoming vintage ratings :
202289-91 James Suckling
202191 Decanter
Previous rating
202093 Jeb Dunnuck
202092 Wine Spectator
202090 Wine Advocate
As to the reds, the 2020 Châteauneuf Du Pape has agorgeous nose of ripe red and black fruits, smokedgame, iron, and some tapenade to go with medium tofull-bodied richness and depth on the palate. It’s oneheck of a great base cuvée and certainly stands up tothe smaller production special cuvées. The blend is 65%Grenache, 20% Syrah, and the rest Mourvedre andCinsault that was partially destemmed and brought upmostly in concrete tanks. Drink this total charmer overthe coming 10-12 years.
Jeb Dunnuck
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