Chénas Vieilles Vignes

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France  Beaujolais 

A more complex, old vine version of Franck's Chénas - more mineral.

Features Unoaked, Old Vines, Vegetarian and Vegan
Style Red, Still, Dry, Single Variety
  • Alpine Wines Grape Varieties: Gamay
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Chénas Vieilles Vignes 2010 75cl cl
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Chénas Vieilles Vignes 2014 75cl cl
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London Warehouse22 available in London Warehouse
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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.

Style Red, Still, Dry, Single Variety
Winemaker Franck Bessone
Country France
Region Beaujolais
Features Unoaked, Old Vines, Vegetarian and Vegan
Closure Natural Cork
Varieties Gamay
Ripeness Normal
Product Code 3312022
Size 75cl
Alcohol 13
Last Tasted 10 Oct 2018
Keep Until 2020+
Case Size 6
Product Code 3317016
Size 75cl
Alcohol 12
Last Tasted 6 Feb 2020
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