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Introduction to French Wine In Rhone Valley From Louis Cheze
Mar 11, 2022

Domaine Chèze is a family property taken over in 1978 by Louis Chèze . This estate is located on the top of the hillside of the commune of Limony , on the right bank of the Rhône , 60 km south of Lyon , in the heart of the northern Côtes du Rhône vineyards.

 



Mr. Chèze began the adventure with 1 ha of Saint Joseph and a few vines for rent. Today the estate represents 35 ha of prestigious appellations such as Condrieu , Saint Joseph and Vin de Pays.

 

The determination, curiosity and rigor of Mr. Chèze are required with regard to the monitoring of the vineyard and the development of the wines. Each vintage is a questioning in order to obtain the quintessence of the terroirs. Many cuvées with their particularities will delight the epicurean in you .

 

Louis Cheze Cinquante 50 Rouge 2016 $36 (UP $48)

Blackcurrant nose, beautiful full and round mouth with stewed fruit.

A lovely Rhone wine made of 50% Shiraz and 50% Merlot (Cinquante means 50), delicious with meat. Enjoy this treasure! Directly from the vineyard.

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Louis Cheze Syrah Vissante 2017 $42 (UP $48)

It is a cuvée of discovery of Rhodanian Syrah, with its fruity and spicy aromas, worked with the same rigour since 1984.

Purple nose, pepper and leather, Straightforward attack with a beautiful roundness in the mouth. 

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Louis Cheze Syrah Vissante 2019 $42 (UP $48)

Red-coloured with purple tints, aromas of violet, pepper and leather. TasteStraight attack with a beautiful roundness.

A 100% Syrah delight that will ravish those well acquainted with this grape. The wine is indulgent and fruity. The structure is smooth and velvety, framed by almost-candied fruit flavours.

Award:
VIVINO 3.9

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Louis Cheze Viognier 2020 $48

Apricot nose, william pear. Subtle in the mouth with a nice freshness of white flesh fruit.

Barrels of 3 to 4 wines for 8 to 10 months depending on the vintage. Bottled without filtration in a single bottling. Always wait a few months after bottling and drink on the fruit within 2 to 4 years. 

Award:
VIVINO 4.0

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Louis Cheze Marsanne 2020 $48

Nose with honeyed notes. Very smooth, supple and full on the palate.

Barrels of 3 to 4 wines for 8 to 10 months depending on the vintage. Bottled without filtration in a single bottling. Always wait a few months after bottling and drink on the fruit within 2 to 4 years. 

Award:
VIVINO 4.0

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Louis Cheze Caroline Saint-Joseph (Cuvée Prestige) 2017 $68

An excellent wine from Saint Joseph appellation, powerful and elegant Directly from the vineyard. 

Saint-Joseph red wines are made of Syrah and up to 10% Marsanne and Roussanne. Ready to drink, up to 10 years cellaring

Award:
VIVINO 4.0

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Louis Cheze Les Vignobles de Seyssuel Sixtus Blanc 2018 $68

Apricot and white flowers aromas. Straightforward and well-structured attack.

Barrels of 3 to 4 wines for 8 to 10 months depending on the vintage. Bottled without filtration in a single bottling. Always wait a few months after bottling and drink within 2 to 4 years on the fruit. For amateurs, let it age to appreciate the tertiary aromas of Viognier. 

Award:
VIVINO 4.4

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Louis Cheze Ro-Rée Saint-Joseph Blanc 2020 $68

Very delicate nose with aromas of acacia and hawthorn to honeyed notes. Very smooth, supple and full on the palate

New barrels 20 % and barrels of 2 to 3 wines for 8 to 10 months depending on the vintage. Bottled without filtration in a single bottling. To be drunk on the fruit or for the purists, let it age to appreciate the tertiary aromas of toasted notes. 

Award:
VIVINO 4.1

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Louis Cheze Les Vignobles de Seyssuel Sixtus Rouge 2017 $78

Deep black cherry colour. Intense and aromatic nose of sweet spices and ripe fruit. Straightforward and well-structured attack

Ageing 10% new French barrels and 40% barrels of 2 or 3 wines for 12 to 14 months depending on the vintage. Bottled without filtration in a single bottling. Potential to keep for 8 years.

Award:
VIVINO 4.1

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Louis Cheze Ro-Ree Saint-Joseph 2019 $78

Nose of the red fruits, blackberry, raspberry, nutmeg. Straightforwand attack followed by a beautiful melting of ripe fruit aromas in the mouth.

Situated on the right bank of the Rhône, the exceptional terroir of Seyssuel is a favourite place for Syrah, which, in the hands of the winegrower, produces the best of itself. With Louis Chèze, each vintage is a challenge to extract the quintessence of the terroirs that nature offers him.

Award:
VIVINO 4.3

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Louis Cheze Anges Saint-Joseph 2017 $78

Nose of great complexity, black fruits, sweet spices with fine woody notes. Frank and straightforward on the palate with harmonious tannins, very long and persistent finish. 

Ageing 100% new oak barrels, for 22 months depending on the vintage. Bottled without filtration in a single bottling. Cellaring potential 10 to 15 years.

Award:
VIVINO 4.4

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Louis Cheze Cornas 2019 $78

The heady Cornas wine is almost black in colour and boasts magnficent body and imposing structure. In its young stages it may appear closed and rustic. But with time it unfurls a sensuality and bouquet of rich, dense aromas that combine blackcurrant flavours with notes of leather, herbs and roasted meat.

Award:
VIVINO 4.1

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Louis Cheze Les Vignobles de Seyssuel Saxeolum 2018 $78

Ruby colour, limpid and deep. Very complex nose, black fruits, swet spices, finely woody and roasted. Full and generous on the palate, silky tannins, lingering finish.

Award:
VIVINO 4.5

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Louis Cheze Ro-Rée Saint-Joseph 2017 $88

Nose of red fruits, blackberry, raspberry, nutmeg. Straightforward attack followed by a beautiful melting of ripe fruit aromas in the mouth.

Ageing Barrels of 1 to 3 wines for 12 months depending on the vintage in order to preserve the fruity side. Bottled without filtration in a single bottling. Potential to keep for 1 to 5 years.

Award:
VIVINO 4.0

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Louis Cheze Bellissima Côte-Rotie 2019 $108

Nose of great complexity, red fruits, sweet spices with fine woody notes. Delicate palate with tannins, very persistent finish.

A harmonious wine, feminine wine with a strong character from the prestigious Côte Rôtie appellation. Keep a few bottles in your cellar for 5 to 8 years.

Award:
VIVINO 4.2

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