JL Chave Selections, Hermitage Farconnet, 2016


Chave makes iconic, benchmark Hermitage. The 2017 vintage is terrific, and approachable.

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JL Chave Selections

Chave has his family domaine but also a negociant operation called Chave Selections that produces wines that are generally intended for drinking young. For a long time we have always marveled at the exceptional values coming out of that project. This is is not a normal negociant churning out factory-made wines. Chave grows much of the fruit himself, or sources it from small-holding family friends who are themselves traditional farmers from the region. The wine-making takes place at the Domaine and is given as much attention by JL Chave as his top wine. That’s why these values are so good!


  • Country


  • Region

    Northern Rhone

  • Grape Variety


  • Vintage


  • Size


  • Farming Practice


  • Style

    Earthy , Minerally , Spicy

  • Sweetness


  • Body

    Full Bodied