Chénas 2011 - 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

This Chénas 2011 reveals a concentrated nose with notes of black fruits and spices. It has a lovely density and volume in the mouth with a focus on black, ripe fruits. The wine has an acidulous finish and is characterized by notes of fresh fruits.

Suggested food pairings

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

Serving temperature

Between 12 & 15°C

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