Domaine JL Chave L'Hermitage Rouge Label

Domaine Jean-Louis Chave L'Hermitage Rouge

Wine: Hermitage Rouge

Varietals: Syrah

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 6/750
  • Producer: Domaine Jean-Louis Chave
  • Country Region Appellation:
    • France
    • Rhone Valley
    • Hermitage
  • Color: Red
  • Closure: Cork
  • Bottle Size: 750 ml
  • Case Pack: 6
Ratings
    94-96 pts Wine Advocate