Smooth and concentrated with spice-accented raspberry, cherry and violets with a little cracked pepper on the finish. Good weight with a supple finish, nicely balanced with a touch of tannic grip.
60% Grenache, 30% Syrah, 10% Mourvedre
The Chave family has been producing wines in the northern Rhône Valley for 16 generations, gradually purchasing vineyard properties in the Saint-Joseph and Hermitage appellations. Gerard Chave took over the family business in 1970 and forged an international reputation for the estate's wines, also expanding its land holdings in Hermitage to 14 hectares (35 acres). Gerard's son, Jean-Louis Chave joined the family company in 1992, continuing the family's tradition of purchasing and replanting vineyards, and also founded the family's negociant label JL Chave Selection.
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