2022 Cicada Blanc by Chante Cigale

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2022 Cicada Blanc by Chante Cigale

Cicada takes its name from the famed ‘singing cicadas’ of Provence and the wine too sings of the warm vineyards of the south.

Tasting Notes


Easy-drinking, unoaked and a classic french-style table wine. Citrus and pear aromas on the nose.


Citrus flesh and nice weight on the palate, quite a ripe, round finish.

Cicada Blanc by Chante Cigale, Vin de France 2022


    Domaine Chante Cigale is located within the village of Châteauneuf-du-Pape and has been owned by the Sabon Favier family for several generations. Consisting of 41 hectares, the domaine benefits from old vines, some of which are veritably ancient at over 100 years old. Alexandre Favier took over from his father, Christian, and is part of a new wave of producers in Châteauneuf-du-Pape, combining modern technical expertise with time-honoured winemaking practices.

    Alexandre is lauded by notable journalists including Steve Danzier and Jancis Robinson for his deftly-made and reasonably-priced wines. Domaine Chante Cigale has also built a reputation for specialising in white wines, of which they produce more than any other estate in the appellation.


    An unusual blend of Viognier (30%), Picpoul Blanc (30%) and Grenache Blanc (40%). Sourced from clay limestone soils in Richerenes in the Vaucluse for the Grenache Blanc and Picpoul, with the Viognier sourced in the Northern Rhône (so the wine is classified as Vin de France). Vinified in stainless steel, with a short maceration of one week. Alex Favier then puts the final blend together.


    As you might expect from someone born and raised on an estate named after singing cicadas, Alexandre Favier keenly promotes the biodiversity of his vineyards. He is very conscious of his role as guardian of his land for future generations and Chante Cigale is currently in conversion to full organic status.

    Alan's Tasting Notes

    'This is a beautiful find.  Loaded with aromas and flavours.  Fresh, unoaked but unctous fresh fruit with a persistent and compelling palate.  A great value alternative to more expensive Chateauneuf Blanc or Condrieu.'


    Year 2022
    Bottle Size 750ml
    Cultivar 30% Viognier, 30% Piquepoul Blanc, 40% Grenache Blanc
    Country Rhone France
    Alcohol content
    13% alc vol 
    Units of Alcohol per Bottle 9.75 units
    Type White Wine
    Allergen Information Contains Sulphites
    Food Matches
    Coconut flavoured Thai and Vietnamese dishes, or as a delicious foil to barbecued or grilled mackerel.
    Origin Vin de France
    Appellation Vin de France