Domaine Chante Cigale, located within the village of Chateauneuf-du-Pape, has been owned and operated by the Sabon Favier family for several generations. Consisting of 102 acres of land classified Châteauneuf-du-Pape, the wines produced from this Domaine can be considered as classic, wellmade, reasonably priced Châteauneufs. Recently Christian Favier the father released the reins to his son, Alexandre, who is fast becoming new rising star of Châteauneuf-du-Pape. Despite only being in his early 20’s he has been lauded by notable journalists Steve Danzier in the US and Jancis Robinson, UK. Despite Chateauneuf being known for its red wine production, the area also crafts award winning white wines. The Domaine Chante Cigale produces 5 times more white wine than the other producers in Châteauneuf and it’s Chateauneuf-du-Pape Blanc has won several gold medals in Orange and Paris.
A nose of concentrated, deep, dark and black spicy fruit and ripe red fruit on the nose with a lifted violet aroma, hints of vanilla and sweet spices. The palate is at once suffused with sweet-ripe plums, counterpoised by the savouriness of black tapenade, saltiness and finely grained wood. Leather, cloves, a hint of aniseed and a mix of ripe black fruit and cooling herbs is also present. The finish is supple and rounded with excellent integration, complexity and concentration.