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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Notes about product
Chave generally has financed his sources and purchases grapes by a sharecropping arrangement. He has more or less complete control over the
farming, which is organic. The grapes are shipped to Chave’s facility inside his Saint-Joseph Le Clos site in Mauves.
Fermentation occurs in stainless steel tanks and aging is in an assortment of new and old barrels, demi-muids and large foudres. At the end of maturation, the wines are assembled and transported to the original “Selections Cellar” next to the Domaine, where the wines undergo filtration and are bottled.