Cicada Blanc by Chante Cigale, Vin de France 2020
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.
Easy-drinking, unoaked and not too serious but still a properly flavoursome white wine with lovely aromatics on the nose, nice weight on the palate and a fresh, bright finish.
Coconut flavoured Thai and Vietnamese dishes, or as a delicious foil to barbecued or grilled mackerel.