Family-owned Domaine Jean-Louis Chave is one of the finest and oldest estates in the northern Rhône. They have been vignerons since 1481, initially farming only in St. Joseph, moving to Hermitage about a century ago when phylloxera swept through the region. Today Chave Hermitage Rouge and Hermitage Blanc are generally regarded as the appellation's greatest wines.
In recent years Jean Louis has begun the painstaking process of restoring the steep St. Joseph terraces that his family has farmed for centuries, and has slowly begun to acquire and restore the steep plots that were abandoned in the wake of pyhlloxera.
The family also launched J.L. Chave Sélection the exclusive négociant label of Jean-Louis Chave, and offers the perfect solution for those who adore the great wines from this appellation but not the price tag of Chave’s main label.