Saint-Joseph Blanc Circa 2018, J-L Chave Sélection

Saint-Joseph Blanc Circa 2018, J-L Chave Sélection

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17,5/20p Jancis Robinson, Master of Wine: The négociant label made next door to the famous Hermitage domaine by the same third-generation winemaker Jean-Louis Chave. Marsanne and Roussanne blend from old vines and slightly more expensive than its red counterpart Offerus. Deep straw. Really heady and clean though you know it's pretty hefty. Mmmm. This has much of the same appeal as a mature white Hermitage. Difficult to see why one need pay the necessary premium for a white Hermitage if you are looking for a wine to drink soon. This would be gorgeous with many savoury foods – shellfish in a rich sauce? Long and rich but not at all sweet. Top Hermitage is wonderful but you tend to need to keep it for quite a while to take full advantage of it. Drink 2020 – 2024.

EUR 29

Hermitagen maineikas viljelijä, Jean-Louis Chave, toimii tilansa ohella myös pienenä négociantina. Hänellä on omien Saint-Joseph-tarhojen ohella sopimuksia rhônelaisten viljelijöiden kanssa Hermitagen, Saint-Josephin, Crozes-Hermitagen ja Côtes du Rhônen alueilla. J-L Chave Sélection-tuottajanimeä kantavat viinit ovat huippulaadukkaita ja edullisempia kuin Chaven omien tarhojen viinit, joiden hinnat ovat korkeita kovan maailmanlaajuisen kysynnän takia.