Chénas 2009 - Wine

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

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

A powerful and complex bouquet: the perfume of black fruits, notably blackberry and blackcurrant, are reinforced by spicier tones. This wine has real body with rich, smooth tannins. The black fruit flavours are once again revealed on tasting and are rounded out by peppery, spicy notes. The finish is marked by hints of cocao and mild tobacco.

Suggested food pairings

Wild game, meat dishes with sauces, roasts, charcuterie and cheese.

Serving temperature

Between 12 & 15°C

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