Domaine Louis Chèze
Saint Joseph White Cuvée Rô-Rée, 2019

Starting out in 1978 with just 1 hectare of vineyard, today Louis works around 30 hectares of vines spread across the Northern Rhône appellations of St Joseph, Condrieu and Pays des Collines Rhôdaniennes. Not a man for the limelight, Louis lets his wines do the talking for him.

Grape

60 % Marsanne

40 % Roussanne

Vineyard & Vinification Note

This cuvee is developed since the 1990 vintage on a plot located in the slopes for the Roussanne and on the plateau for the Marsanne.

Land Geology: Granitic and leucocratic migmatic soil. Vines: 15 to 40 years old, 30 Hl/Ha to 38 Hl/Ha yield.

Sustainable growing of the vineyard, épillonnage, green harvest and hand-picking harvesting. Grape selection on the vine plants, gathered in 10 kg boxes.

Grapes selection on vibrating table, pressing, settling and then alcoholic and malolactic fermentation in barrels with lees stirring. 20 % new barrels and barrels of 2 to 3 wines for 8 to 10 months depending on the vintage. Bottling without filtration in a single operation.

Tasting Note

Bright straw yellow colour. Delicate aromas of acacias, hawthorn with hints of honey. Full and generous attack, with an exquisite minerality and long finish.

Food Pairing

White meat, fish in sauce

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