Côtes du Rhône Mon Coeur 2018

JL CHAVE SELECTION

Côtes du Rhône Mon Coeur
2018

Product code
238162
Format
12 x 750ml
Listing type
Open
Status
Unavailable
Country
France
Regulated designation
Appellation origine controlée (AOC)
Region
Rhône Valley
Subregion
Southern Rhône
Appellation
Côtes du Rhône
Varietal(s)
Grenache
Syrah
Color
Red
Sugar
Dry
Closure type
Cork
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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.

Winemaking notes

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.

Tasting notes

Floral and red fruit notes with a nicely spicy background typical of the good blends of Syrah and Grenache from the region. The tannins are very velvety and well integrated Residual sugar: 2.6 g / L

Press reviews

Vinous

- 91 points -

Josh Raynolds, April 2020

Deep ruby-red. Smoke-accented cherry, dark berries and licorice on the perfumed nose, which takes on succulent floral and herb nuances with air. Smooth, concentrated and gently sweet, offering mineral- and spice-accented black raspberry, cherry and violet pastille flavors and a spicy jolt of cracked pepper. Finishes supple, sweet and quite long, with harmonious tannins and lingering florality.

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