Domaine Chante Cigale Chateauneuf du Pape Blanc
White Chateauneuf is ofter quite blowsy and fat. This however is much more aromatic and appealing.
Manual grape harvest with selective sorting. Fermentation at low temperature (66°F) 21 days in stainless-steel vats. Lees aging for up to 6 months. No malo-lactic fermentation in order to maintain a good acidity level. The wine is bottled early to keep as much freshness and aromas as possible. Approximately 20% of each variety (Grenache Blanc, Picpoul, Bourboulenc, Roussanne, and Clairette) was used.
A stylish white with ripe pear, hints of peach and spicy aromas. The full-flavoured yet fresh palate suggests poached pears and white peaches and a long, lifted finish agin some spice. It's quite intriguing each mouthful offering something slightly different.