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Jean-Louis Chave: Five Centuries of Winemaking Heritage

Hermitage

History Nestled in the Northern Rhone Valley, the Chave family, now lead by Jean-Louis, has been making wine from Syrah, Marsanne and Roussanne in the Saint Joseph and Hermitage appellations since 1481. Sixteen generations of father to son lineage has brought Chave’s domaine to its current accomplishments. Since Gerard Chave took over the domaine in 1970, the legendary domaine has ... Read More »

The Sucess of Chapoutier: History and Terroir

“The fruit is to wine as disco is to music” In sum, it’s important but not dominant, explains Michel Chapoutier. In an interview given to Wine Spectator from the November 2012 issue, the “King of Hermitage” gives a complete testimony– defending his values, evoking his history and proving to be a true disciple of “terroir.” The vineyards of Michel Chapoutier ... Read More »

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