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Jean-Louis Chave

J.L. Chave Saint-Joseph 'Offerus' 2019


no added sulfur

Country: France

Region: Rhône

Type: Red Wine

Grape: Syrah

The vineyards used for Offerus are located in two distinct St. Joseph areas. The communities of Mauves, Tournon, and St. Jean de Muzols yield over 80% of the blend and are owned by Jean-Louis. These southern vineyard sites express tightly wound tannins, spice, and power, and add structure and depth to complete the harmony of Offerus. The remaining vineyards are located in more northerly communities around Serrières, and even these are farmed mainly by Jean-Louis, though he doesn’t own the vineyards. This soil produces wines which are elegant, with incredible purity, definition, and focus.

50% destemmed. Fermentation in wood tonneaux and stainless steel tanks. Aged in barriques and foudres for 18 months.

Magenta color in the glass. Spicy and slightly smoky aromas of dark berry and cherry. On the palate, blackberry and bitter cherry notes lead into a long finish, with supple, well-integrated tannins and floral undertones.