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Domaine Chante Cigale Châteauneuf-du-Pape

2016

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The Basics

Type

Red Wine

Country

France

Region

Rhone

ABV

15.5%

Vintage

2016

Size

75cl

Grape

Cinsault, Grenache, Mourvedre, Shiraz/Syrah

Suitable For

Vegans, Vegetarians

£27.90

Out of stock

The Details

In a Nutshell

Complexity, richness and elegance. Quality, quality, quality!

Tasting Notes

The wine has lots of warm black fruit and plum aromas, with cinnamon, spices, pepper and a hint of vanilla. The palate is concentrated with damsons, red fruit, spice and stony minerality with a very elegant and warm finish. The mouth is initially very silky but gives way to some mouth watering acidity and firm tannins.

Grape Blend

65%

Grenache

20%

Mourvedre

10%

Syrah

5%

Cinsault

Production Notes

The soils of the vineyard are made up of clay and chalk covered with a layer of the classic large peebles ('galets') found in this area, which naturally keep yields low. The vines are over 45 years old and situated near the plateau de Carbières (close to Château Montredon). Harvesting is by hand, with selective sorting of the grapes.

The grapes undergo a traditional long 'cuvaison' at quite high temperature and with extended maceration on the skins (25-28 days to extract plenty of colour, fruit and tannins. This is followed by ageing for between 14-18 months in 'foudre' (large oak barrels), with 10% in new barrels and 30% in concrete vats.

Producer - Domaine Chante Cigale

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.

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The Basics

Type

Red Wine

Country

France

Region

Rhone

ABV

15.5%

Vintage

2016

Size

75cl

Grape

Cinsault, Grenache, Mourvedre, Shiraz/Syrah

Suitable For

Vegans, Vegetarians

£27.90

Out of stock