JEAN-LOUIS CHAVE SELECTION
JEAN-LOUIS CHAVE SELECTION
France
Famously known as the Pope of Hermitage, the Chave family (currently helmed by Gérard and son Jean-Louis) represents 16 generations of unbroken lineage committed to the evocation of some of the finest Syrah, Marsanne, and Roussanne on the planet since 1491 in Northern Rhône. Jean Louis joined his father in 1992 after completing undergraduate studies at University of Connecticut and a degree in oenology at Davis. After forfeiting his childhood dream of becoming a Wall Street broker, the prodigal son came home from America to accept his place among winemaking royalty. It was at that time that he completely replanted vineyards on the family’s original estate in Saint Joseph, which had been abandoned in the early 1900’s when phylloxera hit the region. His relatives subsequently purchased land on the anointed Hermitage hill. J.L. Chave S lection is the exclusive négociant label of Jean-Louis Chave, the doyen of Hermitage wine, and offers the perfect solution for those who adore the great wines from this appellation but not the price tag of Chave’s main label.
7 products were found for ‘JEAN-LOUIS CHAVE SELECTION’

J. L. Chave Hermitage - Blanche 2017

Producer:
J. L. Chave Hermitage - Blanche 2017
Grape:
Marsanne, Rousanne
Alcohol:  
13.5%
 
 
Vintages:
2014, 2015, 2016 
The terroir is very interesting for the white as it comes from a colder soil and gives aromas of peaches, hawthorne and acacia blossom.

J. L. Chave Crozes Hermitage Silene 2019 - 100% Syrah

Producer:
J. L. Chave Crozes Hermitage Silene 2019 - 100% Syrah
Grape:
Syrah
Alcohol:  
13.5%
 
 
 
The vineyards for Silène are hillside vineyards located in Larnage and Gervans. 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 compromising the tightness given by the granite.

J. L. Chave Côtes du Rhone - Mon Coeur 2019 - Grenache, Syrah

Producer:
J. L. Chave Côtes du Rhone - Mon Coeur 2019 - Grenache, Syrah
Grape:
Grenache, Syrah
Alcohol:  
13.5%
 
 
Vintages:
2018, 2019 
The most southerly located vineyard with which we work, Estézargues brings power to our blend with its old-vines Grenache planted on heavy clay soil. The wines produced here are voluptuous, rich, and high in glycerol. They add structure and depth to complete the harmony of Mon Coeur.

J. L. Chave Saint-Joseph - Offerus 2018 - 100% Syrah

Producer:
J. L. Chave Saint-Joseph - Offerus 2018 - 100% Syrah
Grape:
Syrah
Alcohol:  
13.5%
 
 
 
Inky ruby. Powerful aromas of blackcurrant, dark cherry and olive, with a smoky undertone of dark chocolate and violet. Weighty dark berry and violet pastille flavors coat the palate, with velvety tannins providing shape on the back. Rich but not especially heavy, with very good finishing cling to the flavors of candied flowers and cracked pepper.

J. L. Chave Hermitage - Farconnet 2017 - 100% Syrah

Producer:
J. L. Chave Hermitage - Farconnet 2017 - 100% Syrah
Grape:
Syrah
Alcohol:  
14%
 
 
Vintages:
2015, 2016 
The grapes come from 3 distinctive parts of the Hermitage hill. Diognières is at the base of the hill on alluvial soil brought by the river ages ago. It is a sandy clay soil with many small pebbles. It gives spice to the wine. The next parcel is Péleat. It sits above Diognières and is composed of more sand and limestone in the clay. It gives finesse to the wine. And finally, Greffieux sits at the base of Le Meal on the hill. Its soil consists of rolled river stones brought by the glaciers. It gives the flesh in the wine.

J. L. Chave Saint Joseph - Circa 2019

Producer:
J. L. Chave Saint Joseph - Circa 2019
Grape:
Marsanne, Rousanne
Alcohol:  
13.5%
 
 
 
The wine is made from pure Roussanne. It has lovely almond and acacia flower scents and wonderfully-textured white stone fruit palate with a long, elegant finish.

J. L. Chave Crozes Hermitage Blanc Sybele 2019

Producer:
J. L. Chave Crozes Hermitage Blanc Sybele 2019
Grape:
Marsanne, Rousanne
Alcohol:  
13.5%
 
 
 
Diaphanous straw-yellow. Mineral-driven aromas of pear nectar, tangerine and yellow plum, plus a subtle touch of jasmine. Juicy and tightly focused in the mouth, offering intense citrus and orchard fruit flavors that are underscored by suggestions of ginger and bitter quinine. The impressively long, penetrating finish shows lingering minerality and fine delineation.

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