Chénas - Chénas 2009 - Wine

Location

Beaujolais

Appellation

Chenas "En Papolet"

Color

Red

Vintage

Gamay

Features

The ‘En Papolet' parcel is situated on a vein of quartz, which lends a profound streak of minerality to the wines, as well as tautness and precision.

Vinification

Once the grapes are de-stemmed, indigenous yeasts are used throughout the fermentation period. A maceration period of three or four weeks ensures that extraction is both gentle and complete.

Maturing and bottling

Our Chenas is matured for 11 months in oak barrels stored in our cellar. The wine is then racked of its lees, filtered gently, then bottled towards the end of summer.

Tasting / Wine and food pairing

Taut and precise, this wine is an admirable match for a number of dishes, from red meats and game to cheese and charcuterie.

Conservation

Depending on the vintage, this wine needs between one and three years to reach its peak, and can then age comfortably for several decades.

The Vintage

2009 was, without a doubt, the greatest vintage in living memory. Ideal weather throughout the year ensured a September harvest of perfectly ripe bunches. These were small and tight, but just the right shape to allow air to circulate, ensuring pristine health and exceptional ripening, all of which led to the creation of a perfectly balanced wine whose concentration and texture were remarkable. When it comes to ageing potential, there is little doubt that these wines will outlive us all.


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