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).Pruning in "Cordon de Royat" Vines : 30 years old –Yield : 1.4 T /acre.
Manuel grape harvest .Skin contact for 24 hours before pressing.Alcoholic fermentation in concrete vats. 100 % concrete vats.
6 months of ageing on the lees.
Natural cold stabilization.
Intense yellow color with golden lights. Strong nose of white peach, very mineral and floral.
Unctuous, dense and mineral on palate.
Grilled prawns and white meat. Serve at 54-56 ° F.
Roussanne 70% -Grenache blanc 30 %
Current and upcoming vintage ratings :
201993 Wine Spectator
201891 Jed Dunnuck
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201994 Wine Advocate
Ripe and unctuous in feel, with peach, papaya and yellow apple notes tossed together and backed by acacia honey and warm brioche on the flattering finish.
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