Cicada Blanc by Chante Cigale, Vin de France - Boutinot
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Cicada Blanc by Chante Cigale, Vin de France 2019

FRH204

Paul Jourdan

Cicada takes its name from the famed ‘singing cicadas’ of Provence and the wine too sings of the warm vineyards of the south.

Meet the producer

This boutique Châteauneuf-du-Pape producer, owned and run by the Jourdan family of Domaine Chante Cigale, makes classically...

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Production

An unusual blend of Viognier (30%), Picpoul Blanc (30%) and Grenache Blanc (40%). Sourced from clay limestone soils in Richerenes in the Vaucluse for the Grenache Blanc and Picpoul, with the Viognier sourced in the Northern Rhône (so the wine is classified as Vin de France). Vinified in stainless steel, with a short maceration of one week. Alex Favier then puts the final blend together.

Tasting notes

Easy-drinking, unoaked and not too serious but still a properly flavoursome white wine with lovely aromatics on the nose, nice weight on the palate and a fresh, bright finish.

Food match

Coconut flavoured Thai and Vietnamese dishes, or as a delicious foil to barbecued or grilled mackerel.

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