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.