Côtes du Rhône: Jean-Louis Chave Sélection 'Mon Coeur' 2018
"Deep ruby-red. Smoke-accented cherry, dark berries and licorice on the perfumed nose, which takes on succulent floral and herb nuances with air. Smooth, concentrated and gently sweet, offering mineral- and spice-accented black raspberry, cherry and violet pastille flavors and a spicy jolt of cracked pepper. Finishes supple, sweet and quite long, with harmonious tannins and lingering florality. 91/100."
Josh Raynolds - vinous.com
A deliciously ripe blend of Syrah, Grenache and Mourvèdre, this Côtes du Rhône wine has a wonderful core of dark, berry fruit supported by a framework of ripe tannin with cooling, grantic notes and a sleek, sophisticated texture. It is readily approachable from release.
Northern Rhône maestro Jean-Louis Chave's magnificent négociant-bottling of 'Mon Coeur' Côtes du Rhône hails from parcels of mature rootstock around Vinsobres and Cairanne. Ideal as an autumnal red - serve with game or wild mushroom dishes.
|Style||Red Wine, Sec, Full-bodied, Non Sparkling|
|Wine Region||Rhône, Côtes du Rhône|
|Grape Variety (Cépage)||Grenache, Mourvèdre, Syrah|
|Food & Wine Matching||Beef, Casserole, Pheasant and Game|
|Cellarage||Drink 2020 - 2023.|
|Vinification||Small parcels of de-stemmed grapes grown under contract, which hail principally from declassified 'Villages' plots in the Southern Rhône, are harvested at optimum maturity and then vinified in thermo-regulated, stainless steel vats after pressing. The wine is then racked in used 228 litre barrels for up to 12 months before fining, filtration and bottling.|
|Alcohol By Volume (%)||15|
Gérard & Jean-Louis Chave
'De Père en Fils Depuis 1481' (from father to son since 1481) is the impressive statement that graces every bottle of Chave Hermitage. The Chaves farm 13.9 hectares (of Hermitage’s 132 hecatres) comprising 9.3 hectares of Syrah spread across 7 different climats and 4.6 hectares of Marsanne and Roussanne (in an 80% to 20% respective ratio). Gérard Chave (born in 1935) started working with his father in the late 1960s and was joined by his son Jean-Louis (born in 1968) in 1992 on completion of his viticultural studies at University of California, Davis and an MBA at Hartford. The Chaves are famous for their fastidious and skilful blending as their extensive vine-holdings give them a very broad palette of fruit to work with. Jean-Louis married his American wife Erin Cannon-Chave in 2003 and they have two children Louis (born 2006) and Emma (born 2008). In 2006 Jean-Louis Chave became President of the Hermitage Wine-Producers Association. As well as producing superb red and white Hermitage (which represent for many the benchmarks of the appellation) the Chaves also produce an excellent red Saint Joseph as well as a popular range of négociant wines.View more wines from this producer...