Chénas Vieilles Vignes 2010, Croix Barraud

£19.92
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Product code
3312022
France  Beaujolais 
Features Unoaked, "Slow Wine", Vegetarian and Vegan
Style Red, Still, Dry, Single Variety
Last Tasted 10 Oct 2018
Varieties
  • Alpine Wines Grape Varieties: Gamay

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.

More Information
Winemaker Franck Bessone
Country France
Bottle Size 75cl
Style Red, Still, Dry, Single Variety
Region Beaujolais
Variety Gamay
Vintage 2010
Last Tasted 10 Oct 2018
Keeps at least until 2020+
Alcohol 13
Ripeness Normal
Case Size 6
Composition Gamay 100%
Winemaking Matured on the Lees, Malolactic
Aged In Foudre (big wood), Cement
Key Features Unoaked, "Slow Wine", Vegetarian and Vegan
Available from Online Exclusive
Bought In (year) 2012
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