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.
Cuvee made since the 2010 vintage, it is a plot of land located in the plains on the Louze plateau (38).
Granitic soil and rolled pebble.
50% Viognier and 50% Chardonnay, 10 years old, yield of 50 Hl/Ha.
The vineyard: Reasoned vineyard management, spurting, green harvesting and manual harvesting. Selective sorting of the grapes on the vine, picking in 30 kg crates.
The winery: Berry sorting on a vibrating table, pressing, settling, then alcoholic and malolactic fermentation in barrels with stirring on the lees. We separate the grape varieties before bottling.
Barrels of 2 to 3 wines and a part in stainless steel vats for 8 to 10 months depending on the vintage. Bottled without filtration in a single bottling.
- Visual aspect: Straw-yellow dress, shiny.
- Olfactory aspect: Very delicate nose with aromas of lime blossom to honeyed notes.
- Taste: Ample and generous attack with a beautiful minerality at the end of the mouth.
- Serving temperature: 8 to 11 °C.
- Food and wine pairing: Aperitif and tapas.
- Vintages: Drink on the fruit within 3 to 4 years.