Domaine Chante Cigale Chateauneuf du Pape Blanc 2013
|Brand||Domaine Chante Cigale|
Wine SpectatorThis white features a lively edge, with blanched almond and jicama notes framing a core of heather, white peach, yellow apple and melon rind flavors. A quinine hint adds tang to the finish. Drink now. 1,500 cases made.
Wine AdvocateThe 2012Châteauneuf du Pape Blanc is a fine white that's made from equal parts Roussanne, Grenache Blanc, Bourboulenc and Clairette. Aged 30% in barrel and 70% in tank, it has classic apple, citrus blossom and edgy minerality in its fresh, focused, downright racy style. I love the purity here. It should flesh out well with another year in bottle and drink nicely for 2-3 years.