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Domaine Jean-Louis Chave, Hermitage 2018
France / Red

Domaine Jean-Louis Chave, Hermitage 2018

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Notes from Shiverick Imports:

"Wine growers in the northern Rhône since 1481, the Chave family (currently helmed by Gérard and son Jean-Louis) represents 16 generations of unbroken lineage committed to the production of some of the finest Syrah, Marsanne, and Roussanne on the planet. Jean Louis joined his father in 1992 after completing undergraduate studies at University of Connecticut and a degree in oenology at Davis. It was at that time that he completely replanted vineyards on the family’s original estate in Saint-Joseph, which had been abandoned in the early 1900’s when phylloxera hit the region.

The key to perfect balance in Chave’s Hermitage is in their remarkable blending skill, which begins again every season. Many hours of thought, insight, and conversation go into the final component blend for Hermitage. Never once has the Chave family released a single vineyard or cru Hermitage. While percentages vary from year to year, the constant backbone of Hermitage Rouge is Syrah from Bessards Vineyard with its steep, granitic slopes. Similarly with the Blanc, the components vary, however the base is made from old vines Marsanne from their Péléat vineyard. Some Roussanne is also added to the final blend.

Long-lived wines of great purity, elegance, power, and finesse, Chave Hermitage is winemaking in its apogee."

Country
France
Sub-Region
Hermitage AOC
Region
Northern Rhône
Varieties
Syrah
Farming
Organic
Soil
Granite, loess, alluvial, sand
Winemaking
Generally destemmed. Fermentation in wood tonneaux and stainless steel tanks. Aged in barriques for 30 months.