Vieilles Vignes Red
Domaine Chante Cigale - Chateauneuf-du Pape
Red,Chateauneuf-du Pape
50% Grenache 30% Syrah 20% Mourvèdre
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" (rolled pebbles). A large part of the vineyard is on the famous plateau de Cabrières, near to Château Montredon. Rolled pebbles (limestone). Selection of the oldest vines on the plateau de Cabrières. Over 65 years old : 5 Ha / 1500 cases . Yield : Less than 35Hl/Ha - 2 T /acre.
Winemaking
Manual grape harvest with selective sorting. Long fermentation for 18 to 24 days. Vinified grape by grape. Maceration for 32 to 36 days. Malolactic fermentation and ageing of 22 months in oak tuns (40%), new small oak barrels (30%) and concrete vats (30%).
Tasting notes
This wine highlights the effect of the "galets roulés" on old Châteauneuf vines. It has a deep color and a very pronounced body, balanced by the roundness of the Grenache. A lingering finish.
Food pairing
Red meats grilled or "en sauce" spicy meat dishes, barbecues, venison, duck pâté, steak au poivre.
Aging potential
15 to 20 years.
Grape varieties
50% Grenache 30% Syrah 20% Mourvèdre
Press
Current and upcoming vintage ratings :
201693 VINOUS
Previous rating
201696 Wine Spectator
201692 Wine Advocate
201592 Wine Spectator
201592 Wine Advocate
93
2016
Broad and juicy in feel, featuring raspberry and blackberry compote notes, laced with anise and apple wood details. Shows good energy through the finish, with tobacco and chestnut accents adding range and texture, while the fruit streams through. A latent tug of earth at the end keeps this grounded in terroir. Grenache, Syrah and Mourvèdre.
James Molesworth Wine Spectator
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