Domaine Jean-Louis Chave L'Hermitage Rouge
Wine: Hermitage Rouge
Appellation: Hermitage AOC
Vineyard Location: Bessards: The backbone of Chave’s Hermitage year in and out. One of the most famous vineyards in the AOC, Bessards is based on steep, granite hillside soils and provides a strong mineral note to the wine.
Beaumes: A long, narrow vineyard running north to south on the midpoint of the hill, Beaumes tends to produce lighter, more fruit-forward Syrah.
Hermite: This vineyard is located at the very top of the hill of Hermitage and surrounds the Chapel located there. It has a range of soil types, including granite and loess. Chave often vinifies different lots from with in Hermite separately.
Péléat: A monopole, with stony, sandy soil, Péléat provides wines that are firmer and more complex.
Méal: A fairly large vineyard just to the east of Bessards. Méal is based on looser, alluvial soils and produces richer, riper wines with plenty of structure.
Vinification: Generally 100% destemmed, as the Hermitage is meant to be about the expression of the individual vineyards and soils and Jean-Louis believes that stems have a tendency to level out the differences. Fermentation in wood tonneaux and stainless steel tanks. Aged in barriques for 30 months.
- Product Name: L'Hermitage Rouge
- Producer: Domaine Jean-Louis Chave
- Importer: Erin Cannon Imports
- Country Region Appellation:
- Rhone Valley
- Rhone Valley
- Varietal: Syrah
- Agricultural Standards: Organic
- Closure: Cork
- ALC %: 13.5