CHATEAUNEUF DU PAPE WHITE, Chante Cigale 2020

£28.50

Description

Production

The domaine is located in the heart of the Châteauneuf-du-Pape terroir with the typical stony soil of “galets roulés” (rolled pebbles). A large part of the vineyard is located on the famous plateau de Cabrières, close to Château Montredon. Grapes for the white are from a 5 hectare vineyard in Travaillon. The soils of the vineyard are made up of clay and chalk covered with a layer of the pebbles, which naturally keeps yields low. Vines are 40 years old, the pruning method is Cordon Royat and harvesting is all by hand. Alexandre produces 5 times more white wine than the other producers in Châteauneuf. Manual grape harvest with selective sorting. Fermentation at low temperature (66°F) 21 days in stainless-steel vats. Lees aging for up to 6 months. No malo-lactic fermentation in order to maintain a good acidity level. The wine is bottled early to keep as much freshness and aromas as possible. Approximately 20% of each variety (Grenache Blanc, Picpoul, Bourboulenc, Roussanne, and Clairette) was used.

Tasting notes

A stylish white with inviting warm, spicey aromas. The full-flavoured palate suggests poached pears and white peaches and a long, lifted finish.

Food match

Fuller flavoured pork or chicken dishes and rich seafood starters.

Additional information

Bottle size

75cl

Colour

White

Country

France

Grape variety

Grenache Blanc, Roussanne

Producer

Domaine Chante Cigale

Style

Heavier