Domaine Louis Chèze
Syrahvissante IGP, 2018

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.

Not a man for the limelight, Louis lets his wines do the talking for him. The reds are aged in barrel, using a mélange of eight different coopers to achieve his house style of silky texture, lilting perfume, and supple sanguine finishes. The whites are fermented in barrel and tend to show explosive aromas and rich, almost oily textures.

Grape

100 % Syrah

Vineyard & Vinification Note

It’s a discovery cuvée of the Rhone Syrah, with its fruity and spicy aroma, composed with the same meticulousness since 1984.

Land Geology: Granitic, shallow soil., 5 to 8 years old.

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

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

Barrels of 3 to 4 wines for 8 months depending on the vintage. Bottling without filtration in a single operation

Tasting Note

Red robe with violet reflection. Violet, pepper and leather arom Straightforward attack, delightfully round in the mouth.

Tasting Note

Alluring, with a mix of dark cherry, tar, anise and violet notes carried by a silky structure. Light smoldering hint on the finish. Drink now through 2022. 5,300 cases made, 600 cases imported. 91 Points, James Molesworth, Dec 2020

Food Pairing

Barbecue, traditional cuisine