Domaine Chante Cigale, Châteauneuf-du-Pape Rouge

  • Domaine Chante Cigale, Châteauneuf-du-Pape Rouge
  • Domaine Chante Cigale, Châteauneuf-du-Pape Rouge

Domaine Chante Cigale, Châteauneuf-du-Pape Rouge


AVAILABILITY: 5 in stock

Grape 65% Grenache, 20% Syrah (Shiraz), 10% Mourvedre, Red Blend
Style Dry, Red, Full Bodied, Spicy, Tannic, Oak Aging, Herbaceous, Black Fruit
Country France
Region Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Rhône
Volume 75cl
ABV 15%
Dietary Vegetarian, Vegan, Sustainable

This full-bodied Domaine Chante Cigale Châteauneuf-du- Pape Rouge wine offers ripe black fruit aromas and herbaceous, oaky notes, accompanied by black berry characters and smooth tannins. Perfect for the bold flavours of traditional roast lamb, moussaka and hot-pot style dishes with plenty 'herbes de Provence'.

Critic Review

Decanter Magazine: 91Pts
Drinking Window: 2025 - 2034

"Blackberry and dark chocolate, surprisingly ripe and full-bodied, with concentrated black fruit and palate-coating, ripe and juicy tannin. Finishes long. Enjoyably robust in what can be a weak vintage."
Matt Walls

About the Producer

Domaine Chante Cigale is located within the village of Châteauneuf-du-Pape and has been owned by the Sabon Favier family for several generations. Consisting of 41 hectares, the domaine benefits from old vines, some of which are veritably ancient at over 100 years old. Alexandre Favier took over from his father, Christian, and is part of a new wave of producers in Châteauneuf-du-Pape, combining modern technical expertise with time-honoured winemaking practices.

Alexandre is lauded by notable journalists including Steve Danzier and Jancis Robinson for his deftly-made and reasonably-priced wines. Domaine Chante Cigale has also built a reputation for specialising in white wines, of which they produce more than any other estate in the appellation.

Vineyard and Winery

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 'foudres' (large oak barrels), 70% vats, 30% Burgundian pieces and casks.