Chave's father, Gérard, turned the domaine into one of the appellation's leaders during his tenure in the 1970s and '80s, and the wines are some of the most sought-after Rhône bottlings among private collectors. The expertise that Gérard and Jean-Louis draw upon is not only their own, but also the accumulated wisdom of their ancestors, transmitted down through the generations since Chaves began making Hermitage in 1481, continuing a five-century dynasty of extraordinarily high quality and pure expression of great terroir that is unmatched. Jean-Louis Chave goal is to supply American wine drinkers with carefully made, high quality wines.
Domaine Jean Louis Chave St. Joseph 2009
The brilliant St. Joseph possesses gorgeous purity along with abundant notes of cranberries, black cherries, black currants, crushed rocks, and spring flowers. Medium to full-bodies, beautifully pure, and textured. Jean-Louis is working to improve the reputation of the neighboring St.-Joseph appellation. This wine is now
thanks to the purchase by Domaine Jean Louis Chave of a well reputed
historic St Joseph domaine. The wine is so stunning, Jean Louis continues to
Roussanne on the unplanted granite soils of this newly acquired domaine. He produces arguably the best St.-Joseph, a refined and mineral-filled Syrah that has steadily improved in recent vintages.
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Jean Louis Chave Crozes Hermitage Silene
The vineyards for Silène are hillside vineyards located in
It is rare for Crozes to come from hillside granitic soil as most
Crozes is situated on the alluvial valley floor. The granite soil produces a wine with
more backbone and structure.
The idea behind this Crozes is to balance the fruit of
Syrah without compr
omising the tightness given by the granite. 50% of the Crozes
comes from a parcel of young vines planted in 2003 and owned by Domaine Jean
Louis Chave. The parcel sits on a bea
utiful terroir on the rear east
facing flank of the
"A dark, slightly beefy style, with roasted chestnut and tobacco notes followed by coffee, tar and steeped black currant fruit. The tarry edge lingers through the finish. There's nice old-school character to this. Drink now through 2014." - Rated 91, Wine Spectator.
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