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Yann Chave Crozes-Hermitage 2022

SKU: FRRHYCHWIRE475022 Category: Tag:
Syrah | Rhone | France | Red Wine | Domaine Yann Chave | 2022 | 0,75 L | 14 %
About
Yann Chave Crozes-Hermitage 2022 Rouge is a captivating dry red wine, meticulously crafted from 100% Syrah grapes sourced from the Crozes-Hermitage appellation in the Northern Rhône valley, France. This wine exemplifies Yann Chave's commitment to organic viticulture and his mastery in expressing the nuanced characteristics of Syrah, through minimal intervention winemaking. The 2022 vintage is celebrated for its vibrant fruit profile, balanced structure, and the purity of flavor that elegantly reflects the distinct terroir of Crozes-Hermitage.
Producer
In June 1970, Nicole and Bernard Chave (Nicole, Bernard Chave) purchased a small property - 4 hectares of land in the village of Mercyrol in the Drome department. One hectare was home to the Hermitage vineyard in the Crozes appellation, while the rest of the area was covered by cherry, apricot, pear and apple trees. Since 1972, they began to gradually expand their holdings, planting grapes or fruit trees in new areas. In 1994, the Shavi family already owned almost 16 hectares: one hectare of Hermitage, 6.5 hectares of Crozes-Hermitage and 8.5 hectares of fruit trees. From 1970 to 1973, the Shavi sold their grapes to buyers, and in 1973 they first filled the first vat with their own wine. In 1974 they joined the Ten-L'Hermitage wine cooperative, which they were members of until 1978, and in 1979 the family decided to create their own winery. In 1983, Shavi built an underground cellar. At that time, they sold all products - bottled and in bulk - to buyers and private clients. In 1996, after returning home after military service and studies, the eldest son Yann (Yann Chave) officially took part in the family business, and today he works with his parents in the vineyards and winery. Jan took the opportunity to rent an additional 5 hectares on which he planted grapes and made significant changes in the vineyards, putting quality first. The family's property continued to expand, and in 2007 Shavi already had about 20 hectares of vineyards (grapes were planted in place of the fruit trees). In 2003 Jan built a new winery building. Today most of the products are sold in bottles. The level of exports varies slightly from year to year, but on average accounts for 60% of the total production (wine is sent to Europe, America, Asia and Australia); the rest is purchased by French wholesalers and restaurants (including Bocuse, Ducasse, Troisgros, Marcon, Pic, Chabran, Têtedoie, Les Cèdres, etc.). Yann Chave wine is not sold in shopping centers.
Tasting notes

The wine reveals a rich and aromatic nose of ripe blackberries, raspberries, and a touch of violets, underscored by subtle hints of pepper and earthy undertones, characteristic of the Syrah varietal. On the palate, it delivers a harmonious blend of red and dark fruit flavors, complemented by silky tannins and a refreshing acidity that leads to a smooth, lingering finish. This Crozes-Hermitage 2022 Rouge showcases the varietal’s versatility, offering depth and elegance in every sip.

Pairing

Pairing the Yann Chave Crozes-Hermitage 2022 Rouge with dishes such as peppercorn steak, barbecue ribs, or a rich lentil and mushroom ragout can enhance the wine’s complex flavors and smooth texture. It also pairs exceptionally well with aged cheeses, where the bold flavors of the cheese and the wine’s fruit and spice notes create a delightful contrast. These food pairings underscore the wine’s ability to complement a wide range of culinary styles, making it a versatile choice for any dining occasion.

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Original price was: 37.00 €.Current price is: 25.90 €.

Domaine Yann Chave
In June 1970, Nicole and Bernard Chave (Nicole, Bernard Chave) purchased a small property - 4 hectares of land in the village of Mercyrol in the Drome department. One hectare was home to the Hermitage vineyard in the Crozes appellation, while the rest of the area was covered by cherry, apricot, pear and apple trees. Since 1972, they began to gradually expand their holdings, planting grapes or fruit trees in new areas. In 1994, the Shavi family already owned almost 16 hectares: one hectare of Hermitage, 6.5 hectares of Crozes-Hermitage and 8.5 hectares of fruit trees. From 1970 to 1973, the Shavi sold their grapes to buyers, and in 1973 they first filled the first vat with their own wine. In 1974 they joined the Ten-L'Hermitage wine cooperative, which they were members of until 1978, and in 1979 the family decided to create their own winery. In 1983, Shavi built an underground cellar. At that time, they sold all products - bottled and in bulk - to buyers and private clients. In 1996, after returning home after military service and studies, the eldest son Yann (Yann Chave) officially took part in the family business, and today he works with his parents in the vineyards and winery. Jan took the opportunity to rent an additional 5 hectares on which he planted grapes and made significant changes in the vineyards, putting quality first. The family's property continued to expand, and in 2007 Shavi already had about 20 hectares of vineyards (grapes were planted in place of the fruit trees). In 2003 Jan built a new winery building. Today most of the products are sold in bottles. The level of exports varies slightly from year to year, but on average accounts for 60% of the total production (wine is sent to Europe, America, Asia and Australia); the rest is purchased by French wholesalers and restaurants (including Bocuse, Ducasse, Troisgros, Marcon, Pic, Chabran, Têtedoie, Les Cèdres, etc.). Yann Chave wine is not sold in shopping centers.
Hermitage is the most prestigious appellation in Rhône, and its wines rarely leave anyone indifferent - they are well-balanced and meant for long ageing, because they get only better with age. They were even added to Bordeaux wines during bad harvest years in the past for better balance. Hermitage wines are recognized by the combination of power and elegance, pronounced tannins and rich flavour with hints of pepper and dark berries. The main grape here is Syrah. Alongside red wines, the white ones are also noteworthy - they are produced from Marsanne and Roussane grapes, are thick and have saturated aroma and minerality.
Côtes du Rhône vineyards are located on the banks of the Rhône River. The soil and the geographical conditions are very heterogeneous in the northern and southern parts of the region therefore the valley is divided in two parts - Northern Rhône and Southern Rhône. Vines in Northern Rhône are mainly grown on so-called "terraces" - steep granite and slate slopes. Winemakers are often not very fond of the harsh mistral wind because of its low temperature. The unusual climate causes the vines to produce small yields, but at the same time provides an intense flavour that has given the wines of Northern Rhône worldwide fame. Syrah is the mainly used grape for red wines - it produces deep wines with hints of pepper that are suitable for long aging. Viognier is the queen of white wines, but Marsanne and Rousanne are also always close by. Some appellations allow white grapes to be added to red wines to smoothen the roughness of Syrah and enrich the wines with floral aromas. The landscapes of Southern Rhône are very different from the northern part - the vineyards are located along the river on low hills and plains and the weather is much friendlier. The grapes ripen in the hot summer sun and obtain a high sugar level resulting in rich and mouth-filling wines. The main grape used is Grenache, but 12 other varieties are allowed in the region - interestingly some wines even combine all of them.