Domaine Chante Cigale

Alexandre Favier.
7, Avenue Louis Pasteur 84230 Chateauneuf du Pape
Tel. +33 490 837 057
Direct sale: Monday - Saturday 8.00-12.00 and 14.00-18.00.
Mail:
info@chantecigale.com
Web: http://www.chantecigale.com/

Both Alexander's parents belong to well-known Chateauneuf families. His mother Marie-Paule was born Sabon, and her father, Noël Sabon, owned the domain from 1950-1975. Marie Paule married Christian Favier, and the couple ran the property from 1975 until Christian got health problems in 2002 and let his Alexandre to take over responsibility. He had just completed a 5-year oenological education.
Alexandre Favier was only 20 years old when he was left responsible for the relatively large domain of 45
ha of Chateauneuf du Pape, 3 ha of Cotes du Rhone on Plan de Dieu and 7 ha of IGP in Travaillan.
5 ha. In Chateauneuf du Pape is with green grapes, so
the domaine has a relatively large production of Chateauneuf du Pape Blanc - approx. 20,000 bottles annually.
The property's
vineyards in Chateauneuf du Pape are divided into 45 parcels, spread throughout the appellation

Wines according to website February 2018

Chateauneuf du Pape Tradition
2015: 65% Grenache, 20% Syrah, 10% Mourvedre and 5% Cinsault.
30% aged in pièces or foudres 15-18 months. The rest in steel tank. 

Chateauneuf du Pape Vieilles Vignes
2015: 70% Grenache, 20% Syrah and 10% Mourvedre. 
80-100-years-old vines at
Cabrières, Bois Dauphins and l’Arnesque.
Grenache and Mourvedre aged for 12 months in demi-muids. Syrah in pièces.

Chateauneuf du Pape Extrait
2015: 80% Mourvedre and 20% Grenache. 100-years-old vines at Le Calada
Vinification in a pyramide formed cement tank. Ageing in demi-muids. 

Chateauneuf du Pape Blanc
2016: Equal shares og Grenache Blanc, Roussanne, Boburboulenc and Clairette. 
30 % aged in pièces, the rest in steel tank.

Chateauneuf du Pape Blanc Extrait
2016: 70% Roussanne and 30% Grenache Blanc. Fermentation in egg formed cement tank or demi-muids with following ageing for 9 months sur lie.

Cotes du Rhone Vieilles Vignes
2016: 70% Grenache 20% Carignan and 10% Syrah. 
30% aged in pièces, the rest in steel tank.

IGP Méditéraine  L'Apostrophe
2016:70% Grenache, 20% Cinsault and 10% Syrah.

VDF The Cicada
80% Grenache and 20% Carignan


Alexandre Favier at Les Printemps 2014


Jean-Yves Pomaret has an oenolandical education and has for some years been responsible for the wine making at Domaine Chante Cigale - April 2015


The vinification cellar was built a few years ago. The cellars seen below are for maturing or ageing of the wines

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