Thursday, August 2, 2018

Jean-Louis Chave in Wine Spectator Insider

The Wine Spectator has featured Jean-Louis Chave in its latest edition of Insider. The reviews are in for the 2015 vintage of their Saint-Josephs and the results are impressive, with 95 points for their estate bottling and 93 for the "Offerus." It's great to see continued accolades for this sometimes-overlooked appellation!


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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