Jean-Louis Chave Saint-Joseph 2017

79.00

Since 1481, the Chave family has been lording the soils of the Hermitage. Probably they are amongst the best visionaries and observers of the French wines in general. The vineyards are cultivated organically, with methods that favor very low yields and full ripeness, followed by minimal intervention in the winemaking process.  The family’s pride and joy is the Syrah planted on the fabled hill of Hermitage, but their wines from Saint-Joseph, a small nearby village devoted to the same grape, are a close second and represent distinct value. Syrah here doesn’t taste like the bombastic syrah of California or Australia; rather, it’s smoky, savory, and tastes like blackberries and black pepper.

Description

Tasting Notes from Pinto Wines

Colour Dark red
Nose Delicate floral tones, maturity and strength, black route, olives and shocking tarred touches
Palate  Great wine, medium bodied, elegant, spicy and remarkably long finish

Fact Sheet

Size 75 cl
Grape Variety 100% Syrah
Alcohol % 14.5%
Style Full Bodied Dry Red
Estate/Producer Domaine Jean-Louis Chave
Country France
Region Rhone Sub-Region: Saint-Joseph
Vintage 2017
Vinification Vinified with indigenous yeasts in wooden barrels and steel tanks inoixdable
Closure Natural Cork
Cellaring/Ageing Potential Ready to be enjoyed but has a cellar potential up to 8 years

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