Domaine Jean-Louis Chave Hermitage Blanc 2017 (6x75cl)Jean-Louis Chave
"In the end, I'm unable to definitely say that the 2017 Hermitage Blanc is better than the stupendous 2016. Of course, I sampled it just three days after it was bottled, so I've appended the + to my rating, as there's a possibility the wine may have been affected by that process. It's gently toasty but dominated at this stage by forward melon and pineapple fruit. Full-bodied and incredibly rich yet balanced, it unfolds in waves of flavor and texture, lingering for what seems like minutes on the finish. Hit it soon to enjoy its youthful opulence, or put it aside for 10-12 years." - Joe Czerwinski, Wine Advocate (Dec 2019)
About Jean-Louis Chave
Few vignerons can boast the lineage and history of the Chave family, who have been growing grapes in the Northern Rhone since 1481. The family name has become synonymous with the most famous appellation in the region - Hermitage. Jean-Louis is the 16th generation to be running Domaine Jean-Louis Chave.
The wines of Domaine Jean-Louis Chave are some of the most sought after in the region and the Hermitage is one of the world’s finest wines. The Chave Selection wines offer some of the best values on our website – few wines offer as much pleasure and complexity for the price.
Chave works fastidiously in the vineyards, painstakingly reconstructing terraces on the incredibly steep slopes of the Northern Rhone. The difficult terrain requires farming without machinery and all the work is organic. The Selection wines use a combination of estate grown fruit and grapes purchased from other growers, most of whom have agreements that put Chave in control of the farming. Wines are vinified using indigenous yeasts and aged in a mix of tonneaux and barrique, depending on the wine.