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Domaine Chante Cigale

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Please note : Many of our bottles are older and have come from private individuals. Therefore, the closure may have deteriorated, and care should be taken when it is being opened. We do not accept liability for the state of the closure.

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This is a traditional Ch?teauneuf-du-Pape serious and brooding and benefits from a little time to breath and open up. The palate is complex with herby, tapenade flavours and ripe textured tannins balancing the significant 15% alcohol which is expertly managed and integrated.

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 60 years old and situated near the plateau de Carbi?res (close to Ch?teau Montredon). Harvesting is by hand, with selective sorting of the grapes. The grapes undergo a traditional long ‘cuvaison’ at quite high temperature and with extended maceration on the skins, 21-24 days to extract plenty of colour, fruit and tannins. This is followed by ageing for between 14-18 months in ‘foudres’ (large oak barrels), 70% vats, 30% Burgundian pieces and casks.

Try with traditional roast lamb, lentil and vegetable moussaka and any rich hot-pot that heavily features aromatic ‘herbes de Provence’.

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