Domaine Chante Cigale is in the village of Châteauneuf-du-Pape in the Southern Rhone Valley 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 over 100 years old. Alexandre took over from his father Christian and is part of a new wave of producers in Châteauneuf-du-Pape, combining technical expertise with time-honoured winemaking. Alexandre is lauded by notable journalists including Steve Danzier and Jancis Robinson for his deftly-made and reasonably-priced wines.
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. Elegant and an excellent addition to any dinner table.
Grape Varieties: Grenache 65%, Syrah 20%, Mourvedre 10%