Wine Chave, "Farconnet", Hermitage AOC, 2008
Reviews of purchase Chave, "Farconnet", Hermitage AOC, 2008
The wine is dark violet-purple with hints of currant.
This wine shows excellent balance between acidity and tannins. Elegant, rich, full-bodied taste of wine is filled with nuances of dark forest berries, ripe raspberry, rose hips and skin.
Rich, full-bodied, sweet aroma of the wine is replete with notes of red and black juicy berries and hints of ripe fruit, spices and black pepper.
The wine is ideal for hot snacks, cheese, poultry, meat dishes (roast lamb, veal, beef), birds (pheasant, pigeon), as well as smoked and roasted turkey.
The history of viticulture in the Hermitage appellation has its roots deep in antiquity. Local granite hills vines grown since Roman times, Pliny himself in their descriptions called this area favorable for winemaking. Locals say that the first vines were brought here by the Greeks around 500 BC
Domaine Jean-Louis Chave - family winery, which is passed from father to son since 1481. At present, the domain is under the direction of Jean-Louis, although his father - Gerard - still takes part in the work of the company in the role of an experienced adviser. Domain Shaw is now one of the largest and best-known family estates Northern Rhone, owning 14.5 hectares of land, a quarter of which is occupied by vineyards with varieties Russan and Marsan, and 75% - with Siroy planted on terraces around the Hermitage. All belong to the family of 9 of the 18 existing vineyards on the slopes of the area. The secret Chave is a skillful combination of traditional methods with new techniques, as well as in the boundless respect for the environment. In the production of its wines Shaw family uses special technology to maximally preserve the original quality of the grapes. After all, believe that a truly great wine must retain its natural fruity character.