Yann Chave Hermitage Rouge 2016




Details of wine

The history of this winery was born in the early 70s, when Yann's parents decided to settle in this area and cultivate one of the four hectares of land with vineyards with the first productions dating back to 1973.
The production evolution of these vineyards with over 40 years of age in the year 2000 sees a fundamental step.
This is the year in which Yann decides to start converting his lands to organic agriculture, driven by poisoning suffered by the use of an insecticide in the care of his vines.
In 2007 the entire estate was certified organic and today it is a producer of high value wines.

In this Hernmitage Rouge, Yann wants to seek finesse and elegance by marrying organic production, because the wines are increasingly directed towards a natural style where fruit is put first.

Refreshing wine with a perfect alcohol balance that contains the much sought after DNA of this mythical Hermitage hill.



Colore brillante, viola con una tonalità viola.


Naso discreto che richiede aerazione. Gli aromi si sviluppano con finezza e molta complessità; marmellata di more, bastoncini di liquirizia, un pizzico di torrefazione e spezie.


Pieno e generoso al palato. Il palato medio rivela aromi ricchi di frutta matura e un tocco di smokiness. I tannini sono densi e intensi, ma con grande finezza, conferiscono al vino una struttura imponente e un finale lungo. Un vino davvero superbo.


Filetto di petto d'anatra arrosto, polenta cremosa, bistecca alla griglia Mezenc con purè di patate al tartufo, Savarin cremoso al Savarin o formaggio Chaource.



YEAR 2016
ALCOL 13.50
FORMAT 0,75 L Standard



REFINEMENT Dopo lo svuotamento, il vino viene posto in demi-muidi nuove e di un anno. La fermentazione malolattica avviene in questi barili e il vino viene tenuto qui per 12 mesi. Dopo questa fase di maturazione, il vino passerà quindi 6 mesi in una vasca per decantare naturalmente prima dell'imbottigliamento.
WINEMAKING Dopo la diraspatura al 100%, la vinificazione è la più delicata possibile: non si esegue una pressatura soffice, si preferisce il rimontaggio due volte al giorno, con temperature di vinificazione inferiori a 28 ° C.



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Name: Yann Chave
Address: Mercurol (France)
Web Site: www.yannchave.com

The adventure all began with Yann’s parents. They decided to settle in the area, on a four-hectare site, at the beginning of the 70s: one hectare of vineyards, and the rest, fruit orchards. They continued to extend the estate while maintaining the dual crop system, so common at the time. Their first harvests were sold to local merchants, and from 1973 onwards, they began to make their own wine before joining the Tain Cooperative Winery until 1978. The following year, Nicole and Bernard Chave created their own private winery. In 1996, Yann was 26 years old. With a postgraduate diploma in Auditing and Management Control, and free of military service obligations, he decided to work on the wine-growing part of the estate. With tender attachment to his vineyard, he restructured the vines and began to work on the soil. After being victim of poisoning by an insecticide he was using to treat the vines, he began seeking alternative solutions, engaging with organic agriculture at the dawn of the year 2000. The estate was certified in 2007. Today, located at the heart of Crozes-Hermitage appellation, the estate extends to 20 hectares, with 1.2 hectares on the mythical Hermitage hillside. The first noticeable thing about Yann is his imposing stature, the stature of a rugby man, carved out of solid rock: hard, intact, alive. Like a player before a match, he begins harvesting each year with the same sense of nervous excitement: he prepares, observes, analyses, and hones his strategy. Then, when the whistle blows to start the match, with the first strokes of the secateurs, he ploughs in straight ahead with his match plan, making tactical adjustments in adaptation with the environment. The energy is there, and so is the challenge. A stimulus, partly responsible for the heart-felt passion he bears for his profession. Beyond the player, Yann is also a level-headed Cartesian. Since 2007, his commitment to organic agriculture has been applied to his entire vineyard, and is the well-explored, well-measured choice of a technician: concerned for the quality of raw material produced. Today, he defends organic production in the name of societal responsibility and the transmission he believes in, for his children and future generations.