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Domaine Chante Cigale Chateauneuf-du-Pape AOP

2012

In a Nutshell

Complexity, richness and elegance.

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.

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.

Grape Blend

65%

Grenache

20%

Syrah

10%

Mourvedre

5%

Cinsault

Domaine Chante Cigale Chateauneuf-du-Pape AOP

Detailed Information

Type

Red

Country

France

Region

Rhone

Vintage

2012

Size

0.75L

ABV

15%

Grape

Cinsault, Grenache Noir, Mourvedre, Syrah

Vinification

Vegan, Vegetarian

Closure

Cork

£24.00

Out of stock

Press Quotes & Awards

Showing outstanding potential, with loads of ripe blackberry, toasted spice, licorice, tobacco leaf and crushed rock-like minerality, the 2012 Chateauneuf du Pape is medium-bodied, fleshy and pure on the palate, with solid tannic grip on the finish. It should benefit from a year or two in bottle and drink nicely for over a decade. Drink 2016-2022+. 90-92 Points

Jeb Dunnuck, The Wine Advocate, October 2013

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