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Domaine Chante Cigale 2017 Chateauneuf-du-Pape Blanc
Domaine Chante Cigale 2017 Chateauneuf-du-Pape Blanc
Domaine Chante Cigale 2017 Chateauneuf-du-Pape Blanc

Chante Cigale means singing cicada. The property has been in the family since the 19th century and is currently run by Alexandre Favier, who assumed the reins at the ripe old age of 20! The domaine is planted to 40 ha of red and 5 ha of white on 45 different parcels throughout the appellation. The Blanc is a blend of equal parts Grenache Blanc, Roussanne, Bourbelenc and Clairette. The grapes are destemmed and fermented with native yeasts. Elevage is in a combination of tanks and 5% new oak barrels with no malolactic fermentation. Only a small amount of this wine is made, and it is always one of the great values for white from the region.

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - 92 Points

"Almost as good as the stellar 2016, the 2017 Châteauneuf-du-Pape Blanc is full-bodied, plump and round, with lashings of pineapple, tangerine and lime-like aromas and flavors. An equal-parts blend of Bourboulenc, Clairette, Grenache Blanc, Picpoul Blanc and Roussanne, made mostly in stainless steel, it finishes long, crisp and mouthwatering."

Vinous - 91 Points

"Limpid yellow. Vibrant citrus zest, orchard fruit and ginger qualities on the intensely perfumed nose; a suave honeysuckle nuance gains strength with air. Dry, chewy and focused in the mouth, offering bitter pear skin, pink grapefruit and quinine flavors and a deeper, sweeter melon quality. Closes minerally and very long, displaying resonating floral character and firm, minerally cut."

Wine Spectator - 91 Points

"Juicy green almond, yellow apple and white peach flavors form a delightful core, with light honeysuckle and verbena hints gilding the finish. Very fresh. Drink now through 2020."







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