Jean Louis Chave   Hermitage

2016 Hermitage

By Jean-Louis Chave

2016 Hermitage by Jean-Louis Chave, Rhone, Rest of the World

The unswerving dedication of the Chave family to viticulture in Rhone has yielded yet another sophisticated gem from their collection - the 2016 Hermitage from Jean-Louis Chave. For over half a millennium, this cherished family enterprise has expertly curated Northern Rhone's most coveted vineyard land, and in 2016 their skilled craft has created an admirable blend of quintessential Rhone attributes with the distinctive factors of this particular year.


Defining the essence of Syrah, a noteworthy result

In pursuing the highest expression of Syrah, Jean-Louis Chave continues to develop wines of exceptional strength and alarmingly beautiful finesse. 2016 proved to be an ideal year for harvesting Syrah, which was marked by diversity in weather conditions lending the grape a unique palate profile that is familiar, yet distinctly novel.

The 2016 Hermitage compels attention with its aristocratic poise and intricate balance of fragrant dark fruits undercut with an invigorating dash of acidic freshness. The distinct peppery traits are cocooned inside velvety tannins and humble mineral undertones reflecting terroir integrity.


Exceptional vintage; Exploring its investment potential

The year 2016 was defined by nature’s generosity towards the Northern Rhone region. After delivering a capacious amount of rain in winter, Mother Nature presented a heavenly summer with just enough heat spikes to infuse compelling complexity into the grape's maturation process.

This subtle temperature dance led to entry of an impressive vintage such as the 2016 Hermitage into the market garnering noteworthy attention from investors on its uniqueness.

With each delightful sip, the 2016 Hermitage unfolds itself like a vibrant tapestry of nuanced flavours where blackberry, plum, aged leather, licorice and an ethereal perfume of violet become clearly discernible. In this vintage, Jean-Louis Chave has painstakingly sculpted a wine masterpiece standing as an investable icon in the world of fine wines.

Just like Hermitage’s ancient vines deepening their roots into granite slopes through tumultuous weather, this wine’s impressive character only promises to deepen over time, enshrining its position as an appealing bet amidst tastemakers and investors alike. This blueprint of Rhonéan serendipity will undeniably continue to create ripples across the wine investment landscape.

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