Wine Chave, Hermitage Rouge AOC, 2008
Reviews of purchase Chave, Hermitage Rouge AOC, 2008
Purple wine with hints of black currant color.
Wine with a subtle, deep, velvety taste with hints of leather, black currant, cherry and spicy pepper notes.
The aroma of wine - intriguing, woven shades of raspberry and cherry, bright floral motifs, faceted spices, licorice, herbs, chocolate and even smoke.
Wine matches perfectly with the sea and river fish - cod, salmon, trout; chicken, beef, sweet myasrm, game and delicious cheeses.
The year 2008 was quite difficult, since more than 33% of the crop was destroyed, but it did not affect the quality and high standard of wine, have plenty of black currant, plum and tobacco echoes. Rich aftertaste lasts about a minute. Aging potential of wine - 20-25 years.
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 Ruzan and Marsan, and 75% - Syrah planted on the terraces around the Hermitage. Total family prenadlezhat 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.
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