Adnams Hermitage, Domaine Yann Chave

Yann Chave took over the family winery from his father Bernard in 1996, and began to move away from supplying the local co-operative winery. Today, the domaine, which covers twenty hectares of vines in Hermitage and Crozes Hermitage, is certified organic. These vines are planted on a section of loess soil with a south-westerly exposure, and have an average age of 30 years. In the summer, Yann trims back the foliage around the bunches to allow as much sunlight as possible to penetrate the canopy