Jean-Louis Chave, L'Hermitage Rouge 2016Regular price $315.00 Save $-315.00
Let’s just state that the Chave family has passed the vineyards and winemaking traditions down generation to generation since 1481, so, yeah, nothing else needs to be said. Jean-Louis is now the 16th generation winemaker and the family has more holdings on the famed hill of Hermitage than any other producer. But for the last 15 years the family has been rebuilding old terraces on the banks of the Rhone in the nearby region of Saint-Joseph. They are working to bring back a vineyard site that dates to the early 1900’s to show a different side of Syrah. This site expresses the soil mixture of granite and clay, and shows the “wildness” of the terroir.