CHAVE SAINT JOSEPH 2017
SAINT JOSEPH, FRANCE
The Chave’s methods for all their winemaking are traditional farming, super low yields, full ripeness, and minimal manipulation. Their unmatched meticulousness continues through five centuries to render venerable expressions of the purest of Rhône terroir. A tasting of the four main vineyards shows that Chave’s Domaine St-Joseph is looking strong. It is rich, fruity, opulent and velvety in texture, and hedonistic in this vintage. The Challeys component, from a granitic hill just above Le Clos, is structured and saline, with more black olive than Le Clos’ blackberry. The clay and granite Dardouyes site contributes lush fruit, spice and a spry acidity, whereas the ethereal Bachesson has an incredible floral aroma. The general effect is one of rich fruit but good precision, superb balance and complexity.
4 in stock
Pair with: grilled meats, mushrooms, herb based dishes, and rich pasta.
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