Domaine Chante Cigale

Alexandre Favier.
7, Avenue Louis Pasteur 84230 Chateauneuf du Pape
Tel. +33 490 837 057
Direct sale: Monday - Saturday 8.00-12.00 and 14.00-18.00.


Both Alexander's parents belong to well-known Chateauneuf families. His mother Marie-Paule was born Sabon, and her father, Noël Sabon, owned the domain from 1950-1975. Marie Paule married Christian Favier, and the couple ran the property from 1975 until Christian got health problems in 2002 and let his Alexandre to take over responsibility. He had just completed a 5-year oenological education.
Alexandre Favier was only 20 years old when he was left responsible for the relatively large domain of 45
ha of Chateauneuf du Pape, 3 ha of Cotes du Rhone on Plan de Dieu and 7 ha of IGP in Travaillan.

Chateauneuf du Pape
65% Grenache, 20% Syrah, 10% Mourvedre, 5% Cinsault. 30% aged in pièces or foudres  for 15-18 months. 

Chateauneuf du Pape Vieilles Vignes
70% Grenache, 20% Syrah and 10% Mourvedre. 
80-100-years-old vines at Cabrières, Bois Dauphins and l’Arnesque.
Grenache and Mourvedre aged for 12 months in demi-muids. Syrah in pièces.

Chateaunef du Pape Pi
100% Grenache from lieu-dit Pignan. Aged in foudres.  

Chateauneuf du Pape Extrait
2015: 80% Mourvedre and 20% Grenache. 100-years-old vines at Le Calada. Vinification in a pyramide concrete. Ageing in demi-muids. 

Chateauneuf du Pape Blanc
2016: Equal shares og Grenache Blanc, Roussanne, Boburboulenc and Clairette. 
30 % aged in pièces, the rest in steel tank.

Chateauneuf du Pape Blanc Extrait
2016: 70% Roussanne and 30% Grenache Blanc. Fermentation in egg formed cement tank or demi-muids with following ageing for 9 months sur lie.

Cotes du Rhone Vieilles Vignes
2016: 70% Grenache 20% Carignan and 10% Syrah. 
30% aged in pièces, the rest in steel tank.

IGP Méditéraine  L'Apostrophe
2016:70% Grenache, 20% Cinsault and 10% Syrah.

VDF The Cicada
80% Grenache and 20% Carignan

Alexandre Favier at Les Printemps 2014

Jean-Yves Pomaret has an oenologiical education and has for some years been responsible for the wine making at Domaine Chante Cigale - April 2015

The vinification cellar was built a few years ago. The cellars seen below are for maturing or ageing of the wines

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