07340 LIMONY (France)
Tél : +33 (0)4 75 34 02 88
Fax : +33 (0)4 75 34 13 25
Family property taken over in 1978 by Mr. Louis Chèze. The Domaine Louis Chèze 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 heartof 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 39 Ha on the prestigious appellations such as Condrieu, St-Joseph, Côte-Rôtie and Vins de Pays. Since 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. Eachvintage is a questioning in order to obtain the quintessence of the terroirs. Numerous vintages with their particularities will delight the epicurean in you.
this Cuvée is developed since the 1993 vintage on a 3 hectares plot located in the slopes of Limony, with a full South exposure
Granitic and leucocratic migmatic soil.
100 % Viognier, 15 to 18 years old, yield of 25Hl/Ha to 32 Hl/Ha.
The vineyard: sustainable growing of the vineyard, épillonnage, green harvest and hand-picking harvesting. Grape selection on the vine plants, gathered in 30 kg boxes. The wine warehouse: grapes selection on vibrating table, pressing, settling and then alcoholic and malolactic fermentation in barrels with lees stirring.
Barrels of 2 to 3 wines for 8 to 10 months depending on the vintage. Bottling without filtration in a single operation.
Organoleptic Qualities of the Product
- Visual appearance : Yellow robe with gold, bright reflection.
- Olfactory appearance : Very white flowers aroma, vine peach.
- Taste : Straightforward in the mouth, supple with a minerality in the aftertaste.
- Serving temperature : 8 to 11 °C.
- Food/wine pairing : Best for aperitif, fishes and crustacean.
- The vintages : Drink directly or, for the purists, let age in order to fully appreciate the tertiary aromas of the Viognier.