Domaine Chante Cigale Chateauneuf-du-Pape Blanc
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This wine gets more attention in the shop than anything else we sell. Most people have come across Châteauneuf-du-Pape reds of course, but not everyone has seen a white before. They are actually very common, but just not as famous as their big brother and the Domaine Chante Cigale Châteauneuf-du-Pape Blanc is a modern white Chateauneuf from one of the region's best dynamic young producers. This stylish white has exotic apricot aromas, a full-flavoured, weighty palate with flavours of baked apples and white peaches and a rich, powerful finish. If we were you, we'd drink now, but this is a wine you can cellar for up to 5 years and it will get better with age. This is a great wine for a Sunday dinner of roast chicken.
Grapes: Roussanne 25%, Grenache Blanc 25%, Bourboulenc 25%
Bottle Size: 75cl
Awards: 2011 Vintage: Sommelier Wine Awards 2013 - Silver
2011 Vintage: IWSC 2013 - Bronze
2011 Vintage: Decanter World Wine Awards 2012 - Silver
2010 Vintage: Sommelier Wine Awards 2012 - Bronze
2010 Vintage: Decanter Wine Awards 2011 - Silver
2009 Vintage: Sommelier Wine Awards 2011 - Silver
2008 Vintage: Sommelier Wine Awards 2010 - Gold list
2008 Vintage: IWSC 2009 - Silver
2008 Vintage: Decanter World Wine Awards 2009 - Trophy (White Rhone over £10)