Domaine Chante Cigale is located within the village of Chateauneuf-du-Pape, and has been owned and operated by the Sabon Favier family for several generations. The soils of the vineyard are made up of clay and chalk covered with a layer of the classic large peebles ('galets') found in this area, which naturally keep yields low. 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 'foudre' (large oak barrels), 70% vats, 30% Burgundian pieces and casks.
This is a traditional Châteauneuf-du-Pape with a peppery, leathery nose. The palate is dry with spices, more pepper and a hint of vanilla before a delicious, firm finish.
Country: France Region: Rhone Colour: Red Grape: Grenache, Syrah, Mourvedre Vintage: 2016 Bottle Size: 75cl Bottle Retail Price: £29.10
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