The Hill of Hermitage with Jean-Louis Chave of Domaine JL Chave and Sommeliers Larry Stone and Raj Parr.
The Hill of Hermitage, a place of wine pilgrimage and the birthplace of Syrah. Few appellations with such incredible terroir can draw this much emotion, as the Hill of Hermitage, which sits behind the town of Tain l'Hermitage in France’s Northern Rhône Region. Its tiny size of only 300 acres, makes this magical site quite rare. There are seven Crus as part of the red grapes of Hermitage and Domaine JL Chave owns a part of all seven. Since 1481, the Chave’s have reigned supreme over this site and have made some of the most memorable wines in Hermitage history. Please join us in a rare tasting of Hermitage with Jean-Louis Chave, the 27th generation of Chave winemakers from this famed estate. Wines will include: Hermitage Blanc 2015, 2009, 1998, a surprise new release from Domaine Chave followed by Hermitage Rouge 2015, 2010, 2005, 1991, and the extremely rare 1967. Legendary sommeliers and winemakers Larry Stone of Lingua Franca and Raj Parr of Sandhi and Domaine de la Cote will lead this once in a lifetime tasting.
*All wines for each GourmetFest tasting come directly from the wine estate’s cellars