Domaine Chante Cigale
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.
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.
Chateauneuf du Pape
65% Grenache, 20% Syrah, 10% Mourvedre, 5% Cinsault. 30% aged in pièces
or foudres for 15-18 months.
Chateauneuf du Pape Vieilles Vignes
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.
Chateaunef du Pape Pi
100% Grenache from lieu-dit Pignan. Aged in foudres.
Chateauneuf du Pape Extrait
2015: 80% Mourvedre and 20% Grenache. 100-years-old vines at Le Calada. Vinification in a pyramide
concrete. 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