Saint-Joseph: Jean-Louis Chave Sélection 'Circa' Blanc 2019
We are delighted to have secured an allocation of the Chaves' white Saint-Joseph that is bottled under their 'J-L Chave 'Sélection' négociant label and has been terrifically well-received.
This white Saint-Joseph wine is made from pure Roussanne, from mature rootstock that hails from the walled 4-hectare 'Clos Forentin' vineyard which the Chaves acquired in 2009. Fewer than 400 cases are produced annually and it is popular on export markets, as with many Chave wines. It has lovely almond and acacia flower scents and wonderfully-textured white stone fruit palate with a long, elegant finish.
|Style||White Wine, Sec, Medium-bodied, Non Sparkling|
|Wine Region||Rhône, Saint-Joseph|
|Grape Variety (Cépage)||Roussanne|
|Food & Wine Matching||Seafood|
|Cellarage||Drink 2021 to 2025.|
|Alcohol By Volume (%)||14.5|
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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