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Domaine Chante Cigale
Company: GAEC du Domaine Chante Cigale.
Owner: Christian Favier.
Responsible for the winemaking:: Alexandre Favier.
Address: Avenue Louis Pasteur 84230 Chateauneuf du Pape
Tel. 490 837 057
Direct sale: Monday - Saturday 8.00-12.00 and 14.00-18.00.
Favier's wife is from the Sabon family, and both the Faviers and the Sabons are old wellknown families of Chateauneuf du Pape. The owner today Christian Favier has from 2006 given the responsibility for the domain to his 22 years old son Alexandre. He has oenologic education from different schools.
The property has 46 hectares of AOC Chateauneuf du Pape and 3 hectares of Cotes du Rhone.
In Chateauneuf du Pape 46 hectares is enough to get in the top ten.
Christian and Alexandre Favier
Some of the foudres
Some of the Barriques
Chateauneuf du Pape
From 36 hectares with 60% Grenache, 20% Syrah, 10% Mourvedre and 10% Cincault. The average age of the vines is 45 years. The vinification is traditional. Ageing in foudres (60%), new barrels (10%) and in cement tanks (30%) for a period of 14-18 months.
Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvée Vieilles Vignes
From 5 hectares with 50% Grenache, 30% Syrah and 20% Mourvedre. The age of the vines is more than 65 years. Ageing on foudres (40%), new barrels (30%) and in cement tanks (30%).
Chateauneuf du Pape Blanc
From 5 hectares with equal parts of Clairette, Roussanne, Bourboulenc and Grenache Blanc. The vines are 45 years old. The white wine is aged in steel tanks.
Cotes du Rhone
From 50-years-old vines: 70% Grenache, 10% Syrah, 10% Carignan, 5% Mourvedre and 5% Roussanne, situated at Plan de Dieu between Cairanne and Rasteau. The wine is aged in foudres for 8-16 months.