Chante Cigale

  • Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Rhône, France
  • This estate continues to work its way up the hierarchy in Châteauneuf du Pape and today are fashioning some of the most exciting wines in the appellation.” —Jeb Dunnuck

As at many family domaines with deep roots in Châteauneuf-du-Pape, vigneron Alexandre Favier was by his own account “raised in the vineyards”: Alexandre’s grandfather, Noël Sabon, is from one of the best known winemaking families in the region. Alexandre himself began his viticultural studies in Orange at the age of fifteen and passed the exams four years later in 2001. A year later (at age twenty!) he took over winemaking duties at the domaine when his father experienced health problems.

This is a traditional house with 40 hectares of red grapes and 5 hectares of white. They have parcels in all of the main soil types of Châteauneuf and they vinify the top parcels separately. Only native yeasts are employed in the cellar, and the reds are mostly de-stemmed.

Image Producer PRODUCT Description Country / Region

DB7841-20
Sustainable
92 WS
Chante Cigale Châteauneuf-du-Pape Blanc
2020
21% Grenache Blanc, 21% Roussanne, 21% Bourbelenc, 21% Clairette and 15% Picpoul. 5% of the Roussanne is fermented in new oak for 6 weeks,... Read More France

DB7840-18
Sustainable
Chante Cigale Châteauneuf-du-Pape
2018
Grenache
65% Grenache, 20% Syrah, 10% Mourvèdre, 5% Cinsault. The wines are made in 70% in tank (stainless steel and cement) and 30% in used barrels... Read More
France

DB7840-19
Sustainable
92 VM
Chante Cigale Châteauneuf-du-Pape
2019
Grenache
65% Grenache, 20% Syrah, 10% Mourvèdre, 5% Cinsault. The wines are made in 70% in tank (stainless steel and cement) and 30% in used barrels... Read More
France

DB7839-19
Sustainable
95 VM
Chante Cigale Châteauneuf-du-Pape “Pi”
2019
Grenache
New! The "Pi" comes from forty year old Grenache vines in the famous Pignan parcel. Pignan has sandy soils, giving the wine elegance and... Read More
France