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2014 Domaine Jean-Louis Chave Hermitage Blanc

The RhôneWhiteHighly RecommendInternationalPrivate Cellar

$ 450.00 AUD

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The Chaves have been growing vines on the famous Hermitage hill for over 500 years. Gérard Chave took over from his father in 1970 and rapidly achieved megastar status due to the extraordinary quality of his wines. The estate is currently under the helm of University of California Davis graduate Jean Louis Chave , although his father Gerard still plays an active role. The domaine produces a red St Joseph 'Offerus' (made in equal proportions from senior vines in Mauves and St -Jean-de Muzols), an acclaimed Vin de Paille, but their reputation is built on their superb red Hermitage (Syrah with the addition of 15% white grapes) and white Hermitage (85% Marsanne and 15% Roussanne).This extraordinary 2014 Hermitage Blanc is made from 80% Marsanne and 20% Roussanne, from the lieux-dits of Rocoules, Peleat, L'Hermite and Maison Blanche. It's raised primarily in barrels with a small percentage new.

Region - The Rhône

Type - White

Year - 2014

Winery - Northern and Southern Rhône

Grape - Marsanne

Volume - Standard - 750ml

About the wine

Tasting notes

Aromas of honeysuckle, verbena and chamomile are followed by a remarkably creamy core of yellow apple, white peach, heather honey and warm mirabelle plum. Hazelnut oil and brioche line the finish, adding considerable length. Despite all the lushness and depth, this manages to maintain a sense of tension and precision as well. Amazing wine

Wine descriptors

Big and Rich, Captivating and Complex, For the Cellar, Juicy and Fruity, Minimal Intervention, Smooth and Seductive, Something Special

Fruit aromas & flavour

Apples and Pear, Citrus, Plum, Stonefruit

Other aromas & flavour

Candied Fruit, Earth, Florals, Herbals, Minerality, Nuttiness, Spices, Toastiness

Body type

full

Acidity

medium

Food pairings

Pork

Cheese

Pizza

Fish

Red Meat

Pasta

BBQ

Vegetables

Poultry

Shellfish

Oysters

Spicy Foods

Cured Meats

Desserts

The Grape

Marsanne

Marsanne is a white wine traditionally used within a white Rhone blend, along with Rousssane, Grenache Blanc and Viognier. As a stand alone variety, this incredibly delicious grape makes wines with richness, complexity and deepness of fruit that ages extremely well. You'll find aromas and flavours of quince, orange citrus, apricot, beeswax and perfumed white florals. Beautiful wines!

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