Domaine Louis Chèze
Saint Joseph Cuvée des Anges, 2016

Domaine Chèze is a family property taken over in 1978 by Louis Chèze. This estate is located on the top of the hill in the town of Limony, on the right bank of the Rhône, in the heart of the northern Côtes du Rhône vineyards.

Louis Chèze started the adventure with 1 ha of Saint Joseph. Today the estate covers 35 ha in prestigious appellations such as Condrieu, Saint Joseph and Vin de Pays.

Grape

100% Syrah

Vineyard & Vinification Note

This cuvee is developed since the 1995 vintage. It is grown in a 2 hectares plot of old vines located in the Limony slopes at an altitude of 300 m, with a South South-East exposure. Anges embodies the finesse and gracefulness of the Syrah.

Land Geology: Granitic and dark migmatite element. 45 to 50 years old, between 26 Hl/Ha to 29 Hl/Ha yield.

Sustainable growing of the vineyard, épillonnage, green harvest and hand-picking harvesting. Grape selection on the vine plants, gathering in 30 kg boxes.

Grapes selection on sorting table, 100% stripping, berry selection on a vibrating table, masking, maceration and fermentation in thermo-regulated small volume vats and malolactic fermentation in barrels.

100% in new oak barrels, during 18 to 22 months. Bottling without filtration in a single operation.

Tasting Note

Ruby robe, clear and deep. Complex aroma, black fruits, sweet spices, delicately woody. Straightforward in the mouth, with harmonious tannins. The finish/aftertaste is lengthy and persistent.

Food Pairing

Small games in sauce, braised red meat