Chante Cigale The Cicada

Style: Medium-body Red     Vintage: 2018           ABV: 13.6%

Appellation: Méditerranée                Varietal:  80% Grenache, 20% Carignan

Region: Rhône Valley                            County:  France

A Cote-du-Rhone in all but name, Domaine Chante Cigale’s Cicada pays homage to the ‘singing cicadas’ of Provence. Sourced from family-owned plots just west of Gigondas, Cicada is a delicious, clean, fruitdriven daily drinker that outperforms far more expensive bottlings. Fresh raspberry fruits on the nose, ripe cherry with a hint of garrigue and spice dominate the flavors. The Carignan adds a depth to the vibrant Grenache, offering nicely balanced acidity and supple tannins. A perfect summer quaffer when served lightly chilled.