$ 450.00 AUD
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
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
Big and Rich, Captivating and Complex, For the Cellar, Juicy and Fruity, Minimal Intervention, Smooth and Seductive, Something Special
Apples and Pear, Citrus, Plum, Stonefruit
Candied Fruit, Earth, Florals, Herbals, Minerality, Nuttiness, Spices, Toastiness
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!