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.
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
Red colour with purple tints. On the nose, violet, pepper and leather aromas.
Straightforward attack with a beautiful roundness in the mouth.
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
Barbecue, traditional cuisine