Chénas Cuvée Prestige (ex "Vieilles Vignes")

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France  Beaujolais 

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

Winemaker Franck Bessone
Features Unoaked, Old Vines, Vegetarian and Vegan
Style Red, Still, Dry, Single Variety
Varieties
  • Alpine Wines Grape Varieties: Gamay
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Chénas Vieilles Vignes 2018 75cl cl
£22.20
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Alpine Wines HQ2 in Yorkshire Cellar for immediate delivery
Chénas Vieilles Vignes 2014 75cl cl
£20.78
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Alpine Wines HQ12 in Yorkshire Cellar for immediate delivery
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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.

Wine Details

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

Vintages

2018
Product Code 33FB0218
Size 75cl
Alcohol 13.0
In a nutshell An explosion of flavour - blood orange, spice and sand by the seaside
Arrived 11 Aug 2021
Last Tasted 13 Jul 2021
mature evolution? No
Also Available at Online Exclusive
Sweetness dry
Closure Natural Cork
Allergens Contains Sulphites
2014
Product Code 3317016
Size 75cl
Alcohol 12.0
In a nutshell An explosion of flavour - blood orange, spice and sand by the seaside
Arrived 1 Nov 2016
Last Tasted 6 Mar 2023
mature evolution? No
Also Available at The Whalley Wine Shop
Sweetness dry
Closure Natural Cork
Allergens Contains Sulphites
No longer available
VintageProduct CodeAlcoholkeeps at least until
20103312022132020+

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