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2016 JL CHAVE SELECTION Saint-Joseph Offerus

JL CHAVE SELECTION Saint-Joseph Offerus 2016

50.73* CAD

$50.73* * Suggested retail price

  • 29 case(s) available

  • Portfolio
  • Portfolio
  • Liquid Art
  • Product code
  • Product code
  • 238147
  • Format
  • Format
  • 12x750ml
  • Listing type
  • Listing type
  • Speculative
  • Status
  • Status
  • Available
  • Country
  • Country
  • France
  • Regulated designation
  • Regulated designation
  • Appellation origine controlée (AOC)
  • Region
  • Region
  • Rhône Valley
  • Subregion
  • Subregion
  • Northern Rhone
  • Appellation
  • Appellation
  • Saint-Joseph
  • Varietal(s)
  • Varietal(s)
  • Syrah
  • Color
  • Color
  • Red
  • 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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  • Tasting notes

    Under the purplish red colour, the nose is medium and complex. Enjoy this dry, medium-bodied and spicy red featuring refreshing acidity. On the palate, it showcases smooth tannins and a broad mouthfeel that leads into a medium finish.

  • Viticultural notes

    Established on the southern side of the Rhône in the town of Mauves, in Ardèche, the Chave family comes from Saint-Joseph. This wine is made with 50% old vines from Mauves and 50% young vines from St-Jean-de-Muzols. The trading part tends to decrease, whereas the proportion of grapes originating from plots bought by the Chaves is increasing.

  • Winemaking notes

    Jean-Louis Chave is acclaimed for everything he produces, including his négoce cuvées. Like the man, the wines have a great deal of character. Fruit is partially de-stemmed. Fermentation is carried out in concrete vats and oak casks. No filtration prior to bottling.

Press reviews

  • - 92 Points -

    October 2019

    Pure and refined, with alluring cherry and damson plum fruit, lined with violet and sandalwood notes and showing subtle chalky minerality through the finish. Sneakily long, with the minerality lingering nicely. Drink now through 2025. 

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