Châteauneuf-du-Pape Blanc 2015

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Chante Cigale

25% Grenache Blanc, 25% Roussanne, 25% Bourbelenc, 25% Clairette. 5% of the Roussanne is fermented in new oak for 6 weeks, then aged in stainless steel. No malolactic. It’s uncommon to find Bourboulenc in a Châteauneuf-du-Pape Blanc; Alexandre likes it in the blend because it tends to have lower alcohol than the other grapes, and brings acidity and balance to the wine.

Chante Cigale takes their white Chateauneuf-du-Pape Blanc seriously, as it’s approximately 20% of their total production- possibly the highest percentage of white made by any Châteauneuf producer!

93 points
"Intense, with bitter almond, citrus oil, white peach, nectarine and ginger notes tightly coiled together and driving through the anise- and wet stone—accented finish. Drink now through 2019. 1,500 cases made."
James Molesworth,
Wine Spectator
90 points
"Made from equal parts Bourboulenc, Clairette, Grenache Blanc and Roussanne, the 2015 Châteauneuf du Pape Blanc is a beauty! Medium-bodied, fresh, elegant and nicely balanced, it sports a very light color, yet has impressive intensity in its crisp peach, spice and mint aromas and flavors. It’s a touch fleeting, so drink up."
Jeb Dunnuck,
Wine Advocate
, October 2016