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 1993 vintage
2 hectare-plot located in the slopes of Limony, at the top with a full South exposure.
Granite and leucocratic migmatic soil.
25 years old vines
Yield of 32 Hl/Ha.
Sustainable growing of the vineyard, épillonnage, green harvest and manual harvest.
Grape selection on the vines, picking in 10 kg boxes.
Grapes selection on vibrating table, pressing, settling and then alcoholic and malolactic fermentation in barrels with lees stirring.
Ageing in barrels for 8 to 10 months.
Bottling without filtration in a single operation
Yellow with gold, bright reflection. On the nose, aromas of white flowers and vine peach. The palate is firm, fresh and supple with a long mineral finish.
Juicy and ripe, delivering tasty apricot and nectarine notes, with hints of heather, almond and anise through the unctuous finish. Drink now through 2025. 1,665 cases made; 100 cases imported. 92 Points, James Molesworth, February 2022
Best for aperitif, fish and seafood