Hermitage: Jean-Louis Chave Sélection 'Blanche' 2020

This white wine is produced from pure Marsanne, sourced mainly from the 'Maison Blanche' lieu-dit at the top of the hill of Hermitage and bottled under the 'J-L Chave Sélection' label. This wine receives the full Chave level of meticulous quality control - don't be misled by its very reasonable price tag, this is a complex wine with a decade's ageing potential.

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Tasting Notes

As opposed to the Chave's 'Domaine' Hermitage which is exclusively sourced from their own vineyards, the 'Blanche' includes bought in grapes from 50 to 60+ year old vines. Only 400 cases of this wine are produced annually.

About this wine
StyleWhite Wine, Sec, Full-bodied, Non Sparkling
Wine RegionRhône, Hermitage
Grape Variety (Cépage)Marsanne
Food & Wine MatchingChicken and Turkey, White Fish
CellarageDrink from release, can be carefully cellared for up to 10 years.
VinificationFermented in barriques and then aged in barriques for 18 to 24 months.
Alcohol By Volume (%)15

Jean-Louis Chave Sélection

The 1995 vintage was the first vintage Jean-Louis produced under his 'négociant' label 'Sélection'. Purchasing Syrah grapes from good friends in Saint-Joseph, it formed the basis for a range that includes a red and white St Joseph named 'Offerus' and 'Circa respectively, a Crozes-Hermitage ''Silène'', 'Mon Coeur' Côtes-du-Rhône and a Hermitage Rouge 'Farconnet' and 'Blanche'. At the same time, the Chave family began restoring derelict vineyards in Saint-Joseph, the fruit from which now forms the basis of several of these wines. The 'Sélection' wines receive as much care and attention as the Domaine wines and their quality shows Jean-Louis' commitment to the region and drive for accessibility at keen prices.


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