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Domaine Jean-Louis Chave, Hermitage 2020
France / Red

Domaine Jean-Louis Chave, Hermitage 2020

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The Chave family have been making wine in the Northern Rhone Valley since 1481. First in Saint Joseph, and then adding parcels of Hermitage - the appellation with which they are nearly synonymous. Jean-Louis Chave steers the domain, having taken over from his father the Gerard (one of just a few Chave men not named Jean-Louis in a very long line). Jean-Louis is fanatical about the farming in the vineyards, the preservation of the reputation of Hermitage and Saint Joseph, and the telling of their histories. Jean-Louis knows each parcel of the vineyards intimately and uses the grapes from each like instruments in an orchestra to bring about pure wine magic. 

Vinous Media:

"Tasted in components, before the final blending and rest before bottling, this wine is shaping up to be monumental, and it's from a domaine that has made far more than a few remarkable wines. There's intense dark fruit, suave floral and exotic spice character and a deep, energizing core of minerality, plus hints of olive, botanical herbs, licorice and smoked meat. But ultimately, it mainly focuses on powerful, vibrant fruit and floral qualities, making it a particularly elegant rendition of the appellation. I can't wait to see the bottled result"

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.