Domaine Chante Cigale 'Extrait' Châteauneuf-du-Pape Blanc - Boutinot

Domaine Chante Cigale ‘Extrait’ Châteauneuf-du-Pape Blanc 2017


Domaine Chante Cigale

A modern style of oaked white Châteauneuf from a stellar producer.

Meet the producer

Domaine Chante Cigale is located within the village of Châteauneuf-du-Pape and has been owned by the Sabon Favier family...



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.

Tasting notes

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.

Food match

Grilled sea bass, chicken with cream and girolles.