2016 Chante Cigale Châteauneuf-du-Pape SKU #1382599

Price: $34.99

Club Price: $29.99
RP 91 VN 91
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K&L Notes

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 red is made with 65% Grenache, 20% Syrah, 10% Mourvèdre, and 5% Cinsault using native yeasts and matured in a mix of foudres, tanks, and a small amount of new and used barrels. Poised and well balanced, this wine already betrays its depth and complexity with a little decanting time. Pair this with lamb, smoked meats or dishes cooked with wild mushroom.

Staff Reviews

  • Mandana Tourani
    By: Mandana Tourani
    K&L Staff Member
    In this fascinating wine by Chante Cigale, there is a notable length of dark juice that can have almost a jam-like consistency followed by a deep purple color and spice. It has just a touch of earthiness with gamy flavors that have hints of tar and leather. 2016 was very ideal year for Southern Rhone. Ideal weather in September and October specifically gave grapes time to fully ripen and the perfection of the weather transfers to the taste profile of this elegant, tasty but so affordable Chateauneuf Du Pape. Try and believe for yourself.
  • Mike Parres
    By: Mike Parres
    K&L Staff Member
    Loads of dark fruit and spice. This 2016 Chateauneuf du Pape from Domaine Chante Cigale combines a rich, silky texture with superb underlying structure - lively acidity and firm tannins. So inviting you will want to drink this now, but with sufficient character to age well for a decade or more
  • Sharon Kelly
    By: Sharon Kelly
    K&L Staff Member
    A gorgeous, dark-fruited wine that boasts aromas of ripe plums, some pepper and flavor that is rich with black cherry and baking spice, with tannins that gently grip and vivid acidity to balance it all out. After about 45 minutes of breathing time, its personality fully revealed its sublime self. You can drink this now or store some away for a few years.


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