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2017 JL CHAVE SELECTION Circa

JL CHAVE SELECTION Circa 2017

40.00 CAD

$40.00

  • Portfolio
  • Portfolio
  • Réserve & sélection
  • Product code
  • Product code
  • 14140573
  • Format
  • Format
  • 12x750ml
  • Listing type
  • Listing type
  • SAQ Specialty by lot
  • Status
  • Status
  • Store Only
  • Country
  • Country
  • France
  • Regulated designation
  • Regulated designation
  • Appellation origine controlée (AOC)
  • Region
  • Region
  • Rhône Valley
  • Subregion
  • Subregion
  • Northern Rhone
  • Appellation
  • Appellation
  • Saint-Joseph
  • Classification
  • Classification
  • Not applicable
  • Varietal(s)
  • Varietal(s)
  • Roussanne 100 %
  • Color
  • Color
  • White
  • Sugar
  • Sugar
  • Dry
  • Closure type
  • Closure type
  • Cork
  • About this winery

    The Chave family is the epitome of 'People, Place and Time'. They have been vignerons in the Rhône valley since 1481 - an astonishing 16 generations. Originally the family farmed only in St. Joseph, moving to Hermitage about a century ago when phylloxera swept through the region. Today Chave Hermitage Rouge and Hermitage Blanc are generally regarded as the appellation's greatest wines. In recent years Jean Louis has begun the painstaking process of restoring the steep St. Joseph terraces that...

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Press reviews

  • - 93 Points -

    Tara Q. Thomas, January 2017

    Jean-Louis Chave makes Circa from a parcel of roussanne grown on granite, an interesting counterpoint to the roussanne he grows in Hermitage on clay and limestone (also recommended here). While it has roussanne’s russetted flavors—roasted almonds and pears, savory honey and spice—it feels brisk and firm, energized by fresh, cool acidity that tempers the wine’s oily richness and focuses the attention instead on its delicacy.

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  • - 93 Points -

    James Molesworth, November 2018

    The creamed pear, yellow apple and white peach flavors are layered seamlessly, framed with alluring brioche and salted butter notes, all flowing through the finish in lockstep. Drink now through 2023.

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