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    3 244
  • Producer ranking ?

    19
  • Decanting time

    1h
  • When to drink

    2020-2035
  • Food Pairing

    Poultry & Creamy Soup

The Story

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 metic- ulousness continues through ve centuries to render venerable expressions of the purest of Rhône terroir. 

 

Vineyard Location: Rocoules: A mid-slope site of clay and limestone dominated by white grapes, as reds sourced from this site would tend to have coarse tannins.

Hermite: A monopole owned by the Chave family since 1984. Located at the very top of the Hermitage hill and has a range of soil types, including granite and loess.

Péléat: Another monopole that lies adjacent to Rocoules. Stony, sandy soil provides wines that are rmer and more complex.

Maison Blanche: A fairly large vineyard which lies above Rocoules. The soil is iron-rich clay with a top layer of ne loess.

Vini cation: Fermentation 100% in oak barrel. Aged in barriques for 24 months. 

 

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Latest Pro-tasting notes

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Tasting note

color

Light, Yellow and Clear

ending

Endless

flavors

Toasty, Honey and Buttery

nose

Wide, Opulent and Refined

taste

Average in Acidity, Well-structured, Developing, Jammy, Refined and Sweet tannins

Verdict

Transparent and Well-rounded

Written Notes

Three Chaves from 1990 were the last flight on this night, and we snuck in a 1990 Chave Hermitage Blanc.  I love going back to great whites after reds; I don’t think enough people realize that you can.  It almost serves as a palate refresher.  The Chave Blanc was marzipan city.  It was just hitting that point of maturity where it felt ready.  Dave admired its ‘texture’ (94).

  • 94p
Deep orange hued. Vhva, vaniljainen, soekrikuorrutettu, kehittynyt, tasapainoinen. pikku-sherry.Savu, outo, candied,vahvaalcco, eteläisempi.
  • 91p

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Origin

Hermitage, Rhône

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 John Kapon / CEO / Ackerr Merrall & Condit, Pro (United States)  tasted  Hermitage Blanc 1990  ( Domaine Jean-Louis Chave )

Three Chaves from 1990 were the last flight on this night, and we snuck in a 1990 Chave Hermitage Blanc.  I love going back to great whites after reds; I don’t think enough people realize that you can.  It almost serves as a palate refresher.  The Chave Blanc was marzipan city.  It was just hitting that point of maturity where it felt ready.  Dave admired its ‘texture’ (94).

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 John Kapon / CEO / Ackerr Merrall & Condit, Pro (United States)  tasted  Hermitage Blanc 1990  ( Domaine Jean-Louis Chave )

"It had an intense nose full of glue, citrus, honey and wax . lots of vigor here. There was a nice nutty quality to the palate, with a pinch of citrus and great terroir/minerality. It was round, rich and waxy . if it is not a wine made on acidity then it must have been the alcohol that made the wine quite zippy, although many whispered that they felt a lot of the wines had good acidity. There was good petrol, mineral and benevolent sulfur flavors on the finish"

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 Essi Avellan MW / Editor of the Champagne magazine, Pro (Finland)  tasted  Hermitage Blanc 1990  ( Domaine Jean-Louis Chave )

"Deep orange hued. Vhva, vaniljainen, soekrikuorrutettu, kehittynyt, tasapainoinen. pikku-sherry.Savu, outo, candied,vahvaalcco, eteläisempi.


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