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Chénas Vieilles Vignes

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


Source
France
Red

Information

About this vintage

Vintage
2010
SKU
3312022
Composition
Gamay 100%
Ripeness
Normal
Alcohol
13 %
Stock
39
Last tasted
October 06 2016
Keep until
2020+
Bottle Size
0.75L

Wine Details

Country
France
Colour
Red
Region
Beaujolais
Variety
Gamay
Sweet
No
Sparkling
No
Ripeness
Normal

More about this 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.

About this vintage

Vintage
2014
SKU
3317016
Stock
60
Aged in
Barrel (old)
Bottle Size
0.75L

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Wine Details

Country
France
Colour
Red
Region
Beaujolais
Variety
Gamay
Sweet
No
Sparkling
No
Ripeness
Normal

More about this 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.

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