Domaine Chante Cigale Red
Domaine Chante Cigale - Châteauneuf-du-Pape
Red,Châteauneuf-du-Pape
65% Grenache - 20% Syrah- 10% Mourvèdre- 5% Cinsault
history
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...
Vineyard
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.
Winemaking
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
8 to 12 years.
Aging potential
Red meats grilled or “en sauce “, coq au vin, venison. Ripe cheeses.
Grape varieties
65% Grenache - 20% Syrah- 10% Mourvèdre- 5% Cinsault
Press
Current and upcoming vintage ratings :
201990 Wine Spectator
Previous rating
201794 Wine Enthusiast
201792 Wine Spectator
201691 Wine Advocate
94
2017
This is an intoxicating, intriguing wine that introduces itself with whiffs of bramble and forest, charred plum and crushed pepper. A Grenache-dominant blend of Syrah, Mourvèdre and Cinsault vinified with no new oak, it offers profoundly ripe blackberry flavor marked by a swathe of velveteen tannins and zips of tart cassis acidity. Inviting already but should improve through 2030.
Anna Lee C. Lijima Wine Enthusiast
Terrisson Wines
195 rue Guy Arnaud
30900 Nîmes - FRANCE
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