Domaine Chante Cigale ‘Extrait’ Châteauneuf-du-Pape Blanc 2018 6 Bottle Case 75cl
Equivalent Bottle Price £35.99
The domaine is located in Châteauneuf-du-Pape with a soil characterised by the famous 'galets roulés' on the surface. A big part of the vineyard is located on the famous plateau de Cabrières, close to Château Montredon. The size of the vineyard is 5 hectares (12 acres) for the white wine. The Roussanne for Extrait comes from a very specific plot and the vines are over 40 years old. The soils of the vineyard are made up of clay and chalk covered with a layer of the pebbles, which naturally keeps yields low. Manual grape harvest with selective sorting. Yields are limited to 25hl/ha. The wine is aged in new oak demi-muids for 9 months on lees. Domaine Chante Cigale produces 5 times more white wine than the other producers in Châteauneuf-du-Pape.
Flavours of peaches and dulche de leche are overlaid with creamy, spicy oak. The style is unctuous and textured and will develop even more complexity as it ages.