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Domaine Chante Cigale is situated on the left bank of the Rhône, between Orange and Sorgues, on a variety of soils which contain a high proportion of ‘galets’. These are the large stones of Châteauneuf-du-Pape which heat up during the day, and release their heat at night, allowing the grapes to achieve maximum ripeness. The red is powerful, with defined fruit characters and supple tannins. The white is fresh and attractive, and an interesting alternative to the ubiquitous Chardonnay. Since taking over the running of the estate from his father almost ten years ago Alexandre Favier has transformed the quality of the wines, which now rank amongst the very best of the appellation.
Other wines by this producer
Deep ruby in colour with a wonderful nose of spice and dark fruits this is a real winter warmer. The palate is rich and ripe with layers of fruit and spice supported by fine tannins.
The grenache character predominates on the nose with plenty of raspberry fruit. A succulent attack is balanced by fine tannins and good acidity. The finish is marked by spice and blackcurrant.
Hauntingly fragrant, reminiscent of almond and peach blossom. The palate is a wonderfully smooth, silky textured balance of dried apricot fruit and fresh appley acidity.