Jean-Louis Chave

The Chave residence and cellars are on the other side of the river from Hermitage, in the village of Mauves, between Tournon and Cornas. This is within the Saint Joseph appellation boundaries, and Chave now makes a tiny amount of Saint Joseph from local grapes, mainly for family and friends.

Almost all the Chave vineyards are in Hermitage, dotted all over the hill, with plots in 9 of the 18 climats. White grapes are grown in Les Rocoules, L’Hermite, Peléat and Maison Blanches. The backbone of the red blend comes from a significant 2 hectare holding in Les Bessards, supplemented by 6 other climats.