2022 Cicada Rouge by Chante Cigale

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2022 Cicada Rouge by Chante Cigale

Cicada takes its name from the famed ‘singing cicadas’ of Provence and  this is a lively, fruit-forward red from the Southern Rhône.

Tasting Notes

Fresh, ripe red berries with a bit of forest floor. Yummy, ripe red and black cherries, a pinch of spice and some softly, boisterous tannins. Lovely balancing acidity completes the picture.

2022 Cicada Rouge by Chante Cigale


    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.


    Alex Favier sources the grapes for his IGPs from land the family owns in the Vaucluse; grapes for this come from 2 lieu-dits in Travaillan to the west of Gigondas – La Marteillère with clay soil for the Grenache & L’Hers on limestone for the Carignan, vines are 30 years old. Hand-harvested and de-stemmed, short maceration in concrete for the Grenache plus aging in 5 yr old Burgundy barrels for the Carignan to round out the tannins.


    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.


    Year 2022
    Bottle Size 750ml
    Cultivar 80% Grenache Noir, 20% Carignan
    Country Rhone France
    Alcohol content
    14% alc vol 
    Units of Alcohol per Bottle 10.5 units
    Type Red Wine
    Allergen Information Contains Sulphites
    Food Matches
    Great on its own or with pasta, grilled lamb and ratatouille.
    Origin Vin de France
    Appellation Vin de France