Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Chave 2015 and 2016 Vintages Reviewed in Wine Advocate

The latest scores are in for Domaine J.L. Chave and the strong 2015 and 2016 vintages are truly making their mark! With banded scores reaching up to 100 points for barrel tastings, these wines will be ones you'll want to watch.

The Chave family is based in a small village on the northern right bank of the Rhone. There have been Chaves growing vines on the famous Hermitage hill since 1481. Gerard Chave took over from his father in 1970 and rapidly achieved megastar status due to the extraordinary quality of his wines and has since passed on the winemaking responsibilities to his son Jean-Louis. The Chave’s methods for all their winemaking are traditional farming, super low yields, full ripeness, and minimal manipulation. Their unmatched meticulousness continues through five centuries to render venerable expressions of the purest of Rhône terroir.

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