Côtes-du-Rhône “Mon Coeur”, J.L.Chave

27.50

Domaine Jean-Louis Chave is one of the finest producers in the Northern Rhone. 16 generations of wine making has led to mastery of their art. This astonishing experience and expertise is pervasive in this wine. This deliciously ripe Syrah/Grenache blend has a wonderful core of dark, berry fruit supported by a framework of ripe tannin with cooling, granitic notes and a sleek, sophisticated texture. The sublime quality of the wines at this Domaine have meant that there has always been a long queue of Wine Merchants desperate for a glimpse of the Chave cellars. Gerard’s son, Jean-Louis makes the wine at the Estate now and his ideal is to produce wine that is as pure an expression of the grape and terroir as possible. He achieves this by only vinifying the healthiest grapes produced from low yielding vines, intervening as little as possible while making the wine and bottling without filtration. His wines are some of the Rhône’s most complete and sophisticated examples. Jean Louis Chaves’ selection wines are benchmarks of the Rhone, packed with regional character, that are made from a mixture of declassified Domaine fruit and grapes that are grown by Jean-Louis in conjunction with other vignobles. After tasting this gorgeous wine, I understood the name “Mon Coeur”.

Description

Tasting Notes from Pinto Wines

Colour Deep ruby-red
Nose Smoke-accented cherry, dark berries and licorice on the perfumed nose, which takes on succulent floral and herb nuances with air
Palate Smooth, concentrated and gently sweet, offering mineral- and spice-accented black raspberry, cherry and violet pastille flavours and a spicy jolt of cracked pepper. Finishes supple, sweet and quite long, with harmonious tannins and lingering florality

Fact Sheet

Size 75 cl
Grape Variety Grenache, Mourvèdre, Syrah
Alcohol % 14.5%
Style Full bodied red
Estate/Producer Jean Louis Chave
Country France
Region Côtes du Rhône
Vintage 2018
Vinification Small parcels of de-stemmed grapes grown under contract, which hail principally from declassified ‘Villages’ plots in the Southern Rhône, are harvested at optimum maturity and then vinified in thermo-regulated, stainless steel vats after pressing. The wine is then racked in used 228 litre barrels for up to 12 months before fining, filtration and bottling.
Closure Natural Cork
Cellaring/Ageing Potential Ready to drink

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