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.
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.
Vineyard & Vinification Note
This Cuvée was created from the 1996 vintage
2 hectare-plot located in the slopes of Limony, in the middle and bottom of the slopes Full South exposure.
Old granite and alluvium soil from the Ice Age
30 years old vines
Yield between 25hl and 32 Hl/Ha.
Sustainable growing of the vineyard, épillonnage, green harvest and manual harvest.
Grape selection on the vines, picking in 10 kg boxes.
Berry selection on vibrating table, pressing, settling and then alcoholic and malolactic fermentation in barrels with lees stirring.
Ageing in new barrels for 8 to 10 months.
Bottling without filtration in a single operation
Fine gold colour, crystal clear. On the nose, complex aromas of apricot and honey. Firm and sharp attack, followed by a very balanced aromatic burst. Lovely purity. Very long finish on honey and mineral notes.
Ideal as an aperitif. Pairs beautifully with white meat, seafood and fish.