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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...
- 93 Points -
Attractive stone fruits framed in chamomile and honeysuckle floras. Quite crisp on the palate. This has subtly spiced pears and lemons in a plush, open and still elegant mode.See detailed press review