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Domaine Chante Cigale Chateauneuf du Pape Blanc

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Quick Look:
Top white Châteauneuf, worthy of the name.
ABV:
14%
Grape:
Roussanne 20%, Grenache Blanc 20%, Bourboulenc 20%, Picpoul 20%, Clairette 20%
Region:
Rhône, France
Features:
Vegan | Vegetarian | Sustainable

TASTING NOTE

ABV: 14%

Region/Country: Rhône, France 

Grape: Roussanne 20%, Grenache Blanc 20%, Bourboulenc 20%, Picpoul 20%, Clairette 20%

Features: Vegetarian, Vegan, Sustainable 

Closure: Cork 

Winemaker: Alexandre Favier 

Appellation: Châteauneuf-Du-Pape 

Allergen Info: Contains Sulphites And No Other Allergens

Production

The domaine is located in the heart of the Châteauneuf-du-Pape terroir with the typical stony soil of “galets roulés” (rolled pebbles). A large part of the vineyard is located on the famous plateau de Cabrières, close to Château Montredon. Grapes for the white are from a 5 hectare vineyard in Travaillon. The soils of the vineyard are made up of clay and chalk covered with a layer of the pebbles, which naturally keeps yields low. Vines are 40 years old, the pruning method is Cordon Royat and harvesting is all by hand. Alexandre produces 5 times more white wine than the other producers in Châteauneuf. Manual grape harvest with selective sorting. Fermentation at low temperature (66°F) 21 days in stainless-steel vats. Lees aging for up to 6 months. No malo-lactic fermentation in order to maintain a good acidity level. The wine is bottled early to keep as much freshness and aromas as possible. Approximately 20% of each variety (Grenache Blanc, Picpoul, Bourboulenc, Roussanne, and Clairette) was used. 

Tasting notes

A stylish white with inviting warm, spicey aromas. The full-flavoured palate suggests poached pears and white peaches and a long, lifted finish. 

Food match

Fuller flavoured pork or chicken dishes and rich seafood starters.