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 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.
Dark and winey, with ripe plum and blackberry compote notes carried by a sleek and racy graphite edge. Smoldering black tea and a hint of warm earth on the finish. Solid. Drink now through 2029. 2,000 cases made; 400 cases imported. 93 Points, James Molesworth, December 2020
Small games in sauce, braised red meat