Domain: Jean-Louis Chave

The Chave family has been making wine in the Rhone since the end of the 15th Century when a local lord granted them a vineyard plot. Jean-Louis Chave, son of Gérard, is currently at the helm of this mythical property on the Colline de l'Hermitage and continues to set himself challenges. The most recent of these was his acquisition of the phylloxera-devastated Clos Florentin in 2009. He also revived some vineyard parcels on the slopes of Bachasson in the Saint-Joseph appellation in the 1990s. The domain strives to bring out the best in its terroirs but does not produce single parcel wines or "super cuvées". The only exception to this is cuvée Cathelin which is named after a deceased artist friend of the winegrower. This cuvée is only produced in noteworthy years and production is limited to 2000 bottles. Jean-Louis Chave strives to perpetuate the domain's distinctive style of wine, staying faithful to the ancestral practices that forged its reputation. This means carefully controlled yields, no artificial herbicides or fertilisers, harvesting grapes as late as possible to achieve optimum ripeness, and a very low intervention winemaking process to allow the wine to develop as it chooses. Each parcel's crop is vinified and barrel-aged separately so that it fully expresses its distinctive character. This is what gives the final blend its beautiful complexity.

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Hermitage Ermitage Cuvée Cathelin Jean-Louis Chave

Hermitage Ermitage Cuvée Cathelin Jean-Louis Chave - Hermitage (Red)

100% Syrah

Cette cuvée hommage, produite uniquement dans les grandes années, est un véritable joyau de l'Hermitage. Rarissime, elle est armée pour une très longue garde.

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Hermitage Jean-Louis Chave

Hermitage Jean-Louis Chave - Hermitage (Red)

100% Syrah

An exceptional wine for ageing. Often closed in its youth, this Hermitage develops an aromatic palette and level of complexity almost unrivalled anywhere in the appellation.

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Hermitage Vin de Paille - Hermitage (Sweet)

Marsanne, Roussanne

Une petite pépite, une véritable rareté que ce vin de paille qui se garde quelques décennies sans prendre une ride. Jean-Louis Chave confirme une fois de plus son talent de vinificateur.

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Hermitage Jean-Louis Chave

Hermitage Jean-Louis Chave - Hermitage (White)

20% Roussanne, 80% Marsanne

A white Hermitage with a rare creaminess, yet still well balanced thanks to its freshness and refinement, with a long finish.

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Saint-Joseph Clos Florentin - Saint-Joseph (Red)

100% Syrah

Un vin soyeux avec une belle pureté aux arômes de fruits noirs et épices !

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Saint-Joseph Jean-Louis Chave

Saint-Joseph Jean-Louis Chave - Saint-Joseph (Red)

100% Syrah

Une volonté de fer sur un coteau difficile à travailler, donne un saint-joseph élégant et poivré. À déguster sur un magret de canard.

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Saint-Joseph Offerus J-L. Chave Sélection

Saint-Joseph Offerus J-L. Chave Sélection - Saint-Joseph (Red)

100% Syrah

De la fraîcheur et des tanins veloutés, accompagnés de la typicité de la syrah. Un très joli saint-joseph, à garder une dizaine d'années.

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Hermitage Le Farconnet Jean-Louis Chave

Hermitage Le Farconnet Jean-Louis Chave - Hermitage (Red)

100% Syrah

Cet hermitage, sélection des meilleurs parcelles du lieu-dit des Bessards, est un grand vin de garde. Avec le temps apparaîtront des notes d'épices et de garrigue.

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Crozes-Hermitage

Crozes-Hermitage - Crozes-Hermitage (Red)

100% Syrah

Velvety, complex and a great wine for keeping, this Crozes-Hermitage is a very fine example of the unique expertise of Jean-Louis Chave.

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Côtes du Rhône Mon coeur J-L. Chave Sélection

Côtes du Rhône Mon coeur J-L. Chave Sélection - Côtes du Rhône (Red)

50% Grenache, 40% Syrah, 10% Mourvèdre

This Côtes-du-Rhône, which should be enjoyed young, offers up a more accessible glimpse of the Chave style and wonderful aromatic intensity.

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Crozes-Hermitage Silène - Crozes-Hermitage (Red)

100% Syrah

Cette sélection de vignes sur Crozes-Hermitage est élevée et vinifiée au domaine, en cuves et vieux foudres. Résultat ? Vous savourez une superbe syrah lardée.

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