Chénas

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Chénas

Description

This Chénas, grown on steep and granite-rich soils, is reminiscent of a Moulin-à-Vent with its deep colour and aromatic bouquet of violets and roses. This is one of the smallest appellations in the Beaujolais. Total vineyard area: 249ha

Winemaking

Traditional vinification with controlled temperature.

Tasting note

The Chénas 2016 reveals aromas of red and black cherries, and spicy notes. The wine is tender and silky with a delicious palate, rich of floral and fruity notes.

Suggested food pairings

Wild game, meat dishes with sauce, roasts, charcuterie and cheeses.

Serving temperature

Between 12 & 15°C

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Appellation Chénas - Cru du Beaujolais


Varietal 100 % Gamay


Estate vines 3 ha


Average Vine Age 60 years


Soil composition Crumbling rose-coloured granite with quartz and manganese


Pruning Gobelet


Harvest Manual


Density of Vines 9 000 vines/ha


Average yield 40-50 hl/ha


Press review

  • International press

Chénas 2015 - James Suckling - USA - February 2017 - 91/100


Chénas 2015 - Wine Enthusiast - USA - May 2017 - 87/100