The Chave family have been growing grapes on the hill of Hermitage since 1481. The family own parcels in a most of the famous lieu dits of Hermitage. Each year they make some of if not the best wines of Hermitage. The Selection range is the negociant arm of the Chave family and allow for more quantity to be made and therefore more affordable wines. No quality is sacrificed though, this still has to carry the Chave name after all.
This St-Joseph offers the ironstone, black pudding and dark cherry and chocolate typical of the region. There is a mineral drive and firm structure with a touch of barnyard. Very, very impressive St-Joseph.