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Chave Hermitage Farconnet 2020

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Regular price $74.98

Hermitage Farconnet 2020 95VM
J.L. Chave Selections
Tain-l'Hermitage, Northern Rhone

$69.99 on 3+ (code: 3saves5)
$74.99 reg US LOW!

95 pts Vinous Media

Saturated violet color. Smoky, mineral-accented black and blue fruit scents are complicated by olive paste, licorice and floral nuances that build in the glass. Juicy and energetic in the mouth, offering vibrant blackberry, boysenberry, candied violet and smoky bacon flavors that become sweeter with air. The floral and mineral notes come back strong on the penetrating finish, which shows outstanding persistence and fine-grained, harmonious tannins. - By Josh Raynolds on December 2022

The grapes come from 3 distinctive parts of the Hermitage hill. The majority of the blend comes from Diognières, which is at the base of the hill on alluvial soil with many small pebbles. It lends a note of spice to the wine. The next parcel is Péleat. It sits above Diognières and is composed of more sand and limestone in the clay. It gives finesse to the wine. And finally, Greffieux sits at the base of Le Méal on the hill. Its soil consists of rolled river stones brought by the glaciers. It brings structure to the finished wine. Farconnet was the name of a nobleman back in the time of Jean-Louis Chave’s great grandfather. He was actually the man from whom the great grandfather bought the Bessards parcel.

Vinification: Fermented in tonneaux and stainless steel. Aged in barriques for 18-24 months.

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