Chénas Vieilles Vignes

Red Wine, France
Franck Bessone is one of the best - rich mineral and juicy Gamay

Availability: In stock

Chénas Vieilles Vignes

Red Wine, France

Availability: In stock

Franck Bessone is one of the best - rich mineral and juicy Gamay
A more complex, old vine version of Franck's Chénas - more mineral.
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Chénas Vieilles Vignes

Chénas Vieilles Vignes 2010

Regular Price: £16.01

Special Price £14.40

Chénas Vieilles Vignes

Chénas Vieilles Vignes 2014


Red Wine, France, Beaujolais

Franck Bessone

  • Variety: Gamay 
  • Key Features

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The Wine


Snuggled in between Juliénas and Moulin-a-Vent, Chénas is the smallest of the Beaujolais Crus and produces excellent wines. Traditionally the scent of wild roses can be found in Chénas but, I am afraid, not for me in this particular wine! Instead there are dark, earthy aromas with strong red and black cherries dominating this dark, ruby wine. There is far more body than you might expect and quite strong tannins which give this wine a real punch. The aromas carry into the flavour with easy assurance, creating a well-rounded wine with excellent balance.

Ben says of the 2010 (October 2018): The notes above capture the salient points of this wine very well but cannot capture the feelings that it evokes within. This is a wine that makes you laugh out loud with delight, a wine for sharing and for hoarding, a wine for happiness and also perfect for sorrow drowning. Franck Bessone is a master and this is just one of his inspiring creations.

Additional Information


Bottle Size 0.75
Winemaker Franck Bessone
Featured Themes New Arrivals, On Offer
Colour Red Wine
Style Red, Single Variety, Still, Dry
Variety Gamay
Country France
Region(s) Beaujolais
Ripeness Normal
Closure Natural Cork
Last Tasted 6 Oct 2016
Vintages 2010, 2014

[3312022] 2010

[3317016] 2014


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size: 0.75
stock: 27
product code:[3312022]
closure:Natural Cork
last checked in:2018-10-10


size: 0.75
stock: 37
of which 5 at HQ available for late cutoff express delivery
product code:[3317016]
closure:Natural Cork
last checked in:2017-10-18

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