Thursday, August 30, 2018

J.L. Chave in

The newest vintages of J.L. Chave have recently been reviewed in The barrel scores for the 2017 vintage of the estate whites and for the 2016 vintage of the estate reds are in and the wines are certainly living up to the hype. Bottle scores for the J.L. Chave Selection line are also featured, and the wines continue to deliver excellent value from a world-class producer.

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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