Family property taken over in 1978 by Mr. Louis Chèze. The Louis Chèze Winery is located on the top of the hillside of the commune of Limony, on the right bank of the Rhône, 60 Kms south of Lyon, in the heart of the Côtes du Rhône Septentrionales vineyard. Mr. Chèze started the adventure with 1 Ha of St-Joseph and a few vines to rent. Today the estate represents 45 Ha on the prestigious appellations such as Condrieu, St-Joseph, Côte-Rôtie and Vins de Pays.
Since the year 2000, he is one of the forerunners with two winegrower friends to revive the fabulous Roman terroir of Seyssuel. Louis' determination, curiosity and rigour are of the utmost importance when it comes to monitoring the vineyard and making the wines. Each vintage is a questioning in order to obtain the quintessence of the terroirs. Numerous vintages with their particularities will delight the epicurean in you.
It is a cuvée of discovery of Rhodanian Syrah, with its fruity and spicy aromas, worked with the same rigour since 1984.
Granite soil, not very deep.
100% Syrah, 5 to 8 years old.
The vineyard: Integrated vineyard management, spurting, green harvesting and manual harvesting. Selective sorting of the grapes on the vine, collection in 30 kg boxes.
The winery: Grape sorting on a sorting table, 100% de-stemming, sorting of the berries on a vibrating table, crushing, maceration and fermentation in low volume thermo-regulated vats and malolactic fermentation in barrels.
Barrels of 3 or 4 wines for 6 months and a part in stainless steel vats depending on the vintage. Bottled without filtration in a single bottling.
- Visual aspect: Red colour with purple tints.
- Olfactory aspect: Purple nose, pepper and leather.
- Taste: Straightforward attack with a beautiful roundness in the mouth.
- Serving temperature: 16 to 18°C.
- Food and wine pairing: Barbecue, traditional cuisine.
- Vintages: Drink within 3 years.