In the world of Northern Rhone greatness, Chave is undoubtedly the authority. His Hermitage Rouge is vinified in both stainless steel and open topped casks, undergoing multiple daily punch downs. After one year and a half years, parcels are blended to create the final cuvée, combining seven unique terroirs. The 2014 is vibrant and bright, full of smoky red fruit flavors and floral undertones. Strong minerality and structured backbone; weighty yet fresh.