Domaine Chante Cigale Extrait Châteauneuf-du-Pape Blanc 2019
  • Grenache Blanc, Roussanne
  • Dry
  • Full Bodied
  • 750ml

Domaine Chante Cigale Extrait Châteauneuf-du-Pape Blanc 2019

Côtes du Rhône, France
Regular price $84.95per bottle ($509.70per case)
6 bottles per case

Full-Bodied & Rich

As at many family domaines with deep roots in Châteauneuf-du-Pape, vigneron Alexandre Favier was by his own account “raised in the vineyards”: Alexandre’s grandfather, Noël Sabon, is from one of the best known winemaking families in the region. Alexandre himself began his viticultural studies in Orange at the age of fifteen and passed the exams four years later in 2001. A year later (at age twenty!) he took over winemaking duties at the domaine when his father experienced health problems. Today, Domaine Chante Cigale is one of the most important family estates of Châteauneuf-du-Pape. 

This is a traditional house with 40 hectares of red grapes and 5 hectares of white. They have parcels in all of the main soil types of Châteauneuf and they vinify the top parcels separately. Only native yeasts are employed in the cellar, and the reds are mostly de-stemmed.

Vinified and aged in an ovoid concrete vat and selected from an outstanding terroir: this wine is truly “Haute Couture”. A classic blend of Roussanne and Grenache Blanc, the nose is very pure, mineral and saline coated by white fleshed peaches and stone fruits. This is a powerful and elegant white wine with hints of peaches and cream on the palate. Don't be shy - this wine can age beautifully up to 10 years.

Savour this delicious wine with Provencal and Mediterranean cuisine, foie gras, lobster, scallops or king prawns.

Press Reviews

Robert Parker

94 points

A blend of Roussanne and Grenache Blanc from the calcium-rich lieux-dits of Cabrières and Palestor, the 2019 Chateauneuf du Pape Blanc Extrait was made and aged in a combination of demi-muids and concrete. Scents of honeycomb accent ripe pear, pineapple and tangerine on the nose, while the full-bodied palate is rich and generous, almost velvety in feel, culminating in a long, vibrant and citrusy finish. It's a terrific example of the appellation's white wines. Drink date: 2020-2027.