Domaine Chante Perdrix Chateauneuf du Pape Rhone Wine, Complete Guide

CHANTE PERDRIX

Learn everything about Domaine Chante Perdrix Chateauneuf du Pape with wine tasting notes, wine and food pairing tips, best vintages, a history of the property, information on the vineyards and winemaking. If you want to read about other important wineries and wine makers from the Rhone valley: Links to all Rhone Valley Wine Producer Profiles

Domaine Chante Perdrix History, Overview

Domaine Chante Perdrix dates back to 1896 when the Southern Rhone Valley estate was originally created by Etienne Pecoul. The estate has continued to remain the same family hands today.

The vineyards were enlarged when the family added the vines previously belonging to Domaine Perges. Those vines were eventually were annexed into those of Domaine Chante Perdrix through an inheritance. Today, Domaine Chante Perdrix is owned and managed by Frederic Nicolet who succeeded his father, Guy Nicolet.

Domaine Chante Perdrix Vineyards, Wines, Winemaking

Domaine Chante Perdrix owns 18 hectares of vines located in the southern part of the Chateauneuf du Pape appellation. They have a terroir of rock and stone soils. On average, their vines are close to 45 years of age.

Domaine Chante Perdrix produces 3 red Chateauneuf du Pape wines and 2 white Chateauneuf du Pape wines.

Domaine Chante Perdrix Chateauneuf du Pape is produced from a blend of 60% old vine ​​Grenache, 20% Syrah, 10% Mourvedre and 10% Muscardin. On average the vines are close to 50 years of age. The vines are all placed in the les Galimardes and les Serres lieu-dits.

The terroir is galets. Vinification takes place in traditional, square, red, cement vats. The wine is then aged on a combination of old foudres, demi-muids and French oak barrels for an average of 9 to 12 months before bottling. The production is on average slightly more than 4,000 cases of Domaine Chante Perdrix per year.

Domaine Chante Perdrix Etienne Pecoul is produced from 100% old vine Grenache from a terroir of rocks and stones in the les Galimardes and les Serres lieux-dits. The wine is aged in demi-muid for 9 months before bottling. The wine is named after the founder of the estate, Etienne Pecoul.

Domaine Chante Perdrix Henri Perges is made from 100% Mourvedre from the les Galimardes and les Serres lieu-dits, with a terroir of galets. The wine is aged in demi-muid for 9 months before bottling.

Domaine Chante Perdrix Chateauneuf du Pape Blanc is made from a blend of grapes that include about 70% Bourboulenc, 10% Clairette, 10% Grenache Blanc and 10% Roussanne. The wine is aged in a combination of 15% new, French oak barrels and stainless steel vats for about 6 months. Close to 500 cases of Domaine Chante Perdrix Blanc are produced each year.

Domaine Chante Perdrix Cuvee Clairette Blanc is as the name sounds, one of the few Southern Rhone wines made with using 100% Clariette grapes. The production for this cuvee is quite small, making it very hard to find at retail.

When to Drink Chante Perdrix, Anticipated Maturity, Decanting Time

Chante Perdrix can be enjoyed on the young side. Young vintages can be popped and poured, or decanted for about 1 hour. This allows the wine to soften and open its perfume. Older vintages might need very little decanting, just enough to remove the sediment.

Chante Perdrix is usually better with 2-4 years of bottle age. Of course that can vary slightly, depending on the vintage. In the best vintages the wine should be consumed within 3-10 years after the vintage.

Serving Domaine Chante Perdrix with Wine, Food Pairing Tips

Domaine Chante Perdrix is best served at 15.5 degrees Celsius, 60 degrees Fahrenheit. The cool, almost cellar temperature gives the wine more freshness and lift.

Domaine Chante Perdrix is best served with all types of classic meat dishes, veal, pork, beef, lamb, duck, game, roast chicken, roasted, braised, stewed dishes, sausage, barbecue and cassoulet. Domaine Chante Perdrix is also good with Asian dishes, hearty fish courses like tuna, mushrooms pasta, eggplant, tomatoes and cheese.

The white wine of Domaine Chante Cigale is best served with a myriad of different seafood dishes, shellfish, crab, lobster, sushi, sashimi, chicken, pork and veal, as well as Asian cuisine.

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Domaine Chante-Perdrix Wine Tasting Notes

19 Vintages 28,134 Views Sort by Vintage-Rating

2021
92
Floral in nature, with touches of licorice, spice, smoke, and red fruits are all over the place here on the nose and palate. Medium-bodied, elegant, fresh, and silky, with purity to the fruits and a forward approach, you can enjoy this with pleasure on release. The wine blends 65% Grenache, 15% Syrah, 15% Mourvedre and 5% Muscardin. Drink from 2024 - 2031.

Floral in nature, with touches of licorice, spice, smoke, and red fruits are all over the place here on the nose and palate. Medium-bodied, elegant, fresh, and silky, with purity to the fruits and a forward approach, you can enjoy this with pleasure on release. The wine blends 65% Grenache, 15% Syrah, 15% Mourvedre and 5% Muscardin. Drink from 2024 - 2031.

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2020
94
Inky dark in the glass, the wine is discreet at the moment and needs coaxing before you find mesquite, black olive, licorice, smoke, roses and red fruits in the nose. On the palate, the wine is full-bodied, rich, lush and long with a peppery-accented dark red, black and blue core of polished, intense fruits. This should age quite well, so give it a few years in the cellar before popping a cork. The wine was produced using 100% Mourvedre. Drink from 2025-2040.

Inky dark in the glass, the wine is discreet at the moment and needs coaxing before you find mesquite, black olive, licorice, smoke, roses and red fruits in the nose. On the palate, the wine is full-bodied, rich, lush and long with a peppery-accented dark red, black and blue core of polished, intense fruits. This should age quite well, so give it a few years in the cellar before popping a cork. The wine was produced using 100% Mourvedre. Drink from 2025-2040.

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2020
93
Round, lush and polished with freshness, purity and length and volume for the vintage, the wine is sweet, silky and polished, with a garrigue and kirsch toned, tobacco leaf accented, spicy, green olive, leaning finish. The wine is produced from 100% old vine Grenache. Drink from 2023 - 2034.

Round, lush and polished with freshness, purity and length and volume for the vintage, the wine is sweet, silky and polished, with a garrigue and kirsch toned, tobacco leaf accented, spicy, green olive, leaning finish. The wine is produced from 100% old vine Grenache. Drink from 2023 - 2034.

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2020
91
Flowers, nuts, spices, and smoked meat aromatics come through on the nose. Earthy, with tobacco leaf and herbs to accompany the soft, fresh, red fruits on the palate. This is going to be charming to enjoy on release. The wine blends 65% Grenache, 15% Syrah, 15% Mourvedre and 5% Muscardin. Drink from 2022 - 2032.

Flowers, nuts, spices, and smoked meat aromatics come through on the nose. Earthy, with tobacco leaf and herbs to accompany the soft, fresh, red fruits on the palate. This is going to be charming to enjoy on release. The wine blends 65% Grenache, 15% Syrah, 15% Mourvedre and 5% Muscardin. Drink from 2022 - 2032.

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2019
95
Fresh spring flowers, roses, kirsch, cherries and red plums permeate the aromatics. Silky, refined, soft, medium-bodied and fresh, with sweet red cherries galore, here it is the purity of the fruit with its deft touch of spices that keep you going back for sip after sip. The wine is produced from 100% old vine Grenache. Drink from 2024 - 2037

Fresh spring flowers, roses, kirsch, cherries and red plums permeate the aromatics. Silky, refined, soft, medium-bodied and fresh, with sweet red cherries galore, here it is the purity of the fruit with its deft touch of spices that keep you going back for sip after sip. The wine is produced from 100% old vine Grenache. Drink from 2024 - 2037

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2019
92
The fruit tastes and smells ripe, which is a good thing as it makes you want to dig right in to all of its layers of ripe kirsch, peppery cherries, and black raspberries. Lush, round and forward, with an elegance to the tannins, this is going to be good on release and even better with a few years of bottle age. Drink from 2023 - 2034

The fruit tastes and smells ripe, which is a good thing as it makes you want to dig right in to all of its layers of ripe kirsch, peppery cherries, and black raspberries. Lush, round and forward, with an elegance to the tannins, this is going to be good on release and even better with a few years of bottle age. Drink from 2023 - 2034

1,299 Views   Tasted
2018
91
The juicy kirsch pops right up as soon as it hits your nose. The wine is medium-bodied, elegant, sweet and fresh with gorgeous refined character.

The juicy kirsch pops right up as soon as it hits your nose. The wine is medium-bodied, elegant, sweet and fresh with gorgeous refined character.

1,391 Views   Tasted
2017
91
Fresh, earthy, juicy, with soft, round textures. The wine is open and fruity, with a nice core of cherries and plum in the finish. The wine is a blend of 65% Grenache, 15% Mourvedre, 15% Syrah and 5% Muscardin.

Fresh, earthy, juicy, with soft, round textures. The wine is open and fruity, with a nice core of cherries and plum in the finish. The wine is a blend of 65% Grenache, 15% Mourvedre, 15% Syrah and 5% Muscardin.

1,568 Views   Tasted
2016
96
Flowers, pepper and ripe, sweet kirsch start things off. The wine is silky, fresh, elegant and supple. The finish leaves you wanting more of this beauty with all that ripe, juicy, red fruit in the finish.

Flowers, pepper and ripe, sweet kirsch start things off. The wine is silky, fresh, elegant and supple. The finish leaves you wanting more of this beauty with all that ripe, juicy, red fruit in the finish.

1,784 Views   Tasted
2016
95
Deep, dark and intense, the wine is full bodied and intense. There is power here, and so are the tannins. But the dark red, peppery, spiced fruit is perfectly ripe, definitely fresh and there is a lot of spicy character here in the long mid palate and finish. It will need time in the cellar to soften however, so be prepared to exercise patience. The wine was produced using 100% Mourvedre.

Deep, dark and intense, the wine is full bodied and intense. There is power here, and so are the tannins. But the dark red, peppery, spiced fruit is perfectly ripe, definitely fresh and there is a lot of spicy character here in the long mid palate and finish. It will need time in the cellar to soften however, so be prepared to exercise patience. The wine was produced using 100% Mourvedre.

1,522 Views   Tasted
2016
91
Fresh, juicy, spicy, and sweet, spicy, peppery, dark red fruits, forward in style, with loads of sweet, fresh berries in the finish.

Fresh, juicy, spicy, and sweet, spicy, peppery, dark red fruits, forward in style, with loads of sweet, fresh berries in the finish.

2,165 Views   Tasted
2015
93
Luscious textured fruit, with layers of ripe, red berries, herbs and thyme to round things out. Long, fresh and with depth of flavor, finishing with ripe, juicy kirsch and garrigue in the endnote. This is my first time with this cuvee and I am already wanting to taste this 100% old vine Grenache wine next year.

Luscious textured fruit, with layers of ripe, red berries, herbs and thyme to round things out. Long, fresh and with depth of flavor, finishing with ripe, juicy kirsch and garrigue in the endnote. This is my first time with this cuvee and I am already wanting to taste this 100% old vine Grenache wine next year.

1,819 Views   Tasted
2015
91
A touch of wood on the front end brings you to a round textured, fleshy, deep wine with dark, sweet, black cherries, pepper and raspberry in the finish. The wine was produced using 100% Mourvedre. Give this some time in the cellar, as it might come develop more complexities and nuances warranting a higher score.

A touch of wood on the front end brings you to a round textured, fleshy, deep wine with dark, sweet, black cherries, pepper and raspberry in the finish. The wine was produced using 100% Mourvedre. Give this some time in the cellar, as it might come develop more complexities and nuances warranting a higher score.

1,793 Views   Tasted
2015
89
Spicy, peppery red fruits, forward in style, with ample, juicy kirsch in the finish. The wine was made from blending 80% Grenache, 15% Syrah and 5% Mourvedre.

Spicy, peppery red fruits, forward in style, with ample, juicy kirsch in the finish. The wine was made from blending 80% Grenache, 15% Syrah and 5% Mourvedre.

1,988 Views   Tasted
2014
89
Peppery, fresh, sweet and silky, with a forward, easy drinking, black raspberry charm and good freshness in the medium bodied finish.

Peppery, fresh, sweet and silky, with a forward, easy drinking, black raspberry charm and good freshness in the medium bodied finish.

1,171 Views   Tasted
2012
88
Forward, medium bodied, lighter, fresh, early drinking, kirsch dominated style of wine. This is not a vintage for cellaring. It is quite a nice pop and pour for current consumption.

Forward, medium bodied, lighter, fresh, early drinking, kirsch dominated style of wine. This is not a vintage for cellaring. It is quite a nice pop and pour for current consumption.

1,440 Views   Tasted
2010
89
It’s easy to like this fun, forward, fresh, ripe, spicy, plush, round wine.

It’s easy to like this fun, forward, fresh, ripe, spicy, plush, round wine.

3,814 Views   Tasted
2009
89
Medium bodied, soft, forward and offering its pleasure with little effort today, the wine is on the fresh, sweet, cherry and wild strawberry side of the style range.

Medium bodied, soft, forward and offering its pleasure with little effort today, the wine is on the fresh, sweet, cherry and wild strawberry side of the style range.

1,904 Views   Tasted
1989
85
One dimensional and probably slightly past its prime

One dimensional and probably slightly past its prime

1,174 Views   Tasted