2016 Chenas ‘Vignes de 1939’, Pascal Aufranc, Beaujolais, France
The vines for this Chenas were planted in 1939 on a west-facing vineyard with sand, granite and quartz soils. Dark ruby in colour with a nose of cherries and cinnamon. The palate is soft and round from 8 months ageing in concrete vats on its fine lees, with notes of fresh fruits, sweet spices and soft tannins.
Pascal Aufranc`s estate is off the beaten track perched on the hillside of Remont in Chenas. Pascal says "I have the good fortune to work on beautiful hillside plots surrounded by woods and I like to make wines expressing their origin." Pascal prefers patience and observation over intervention and manipulation so ensures his growing methods are as environmentally friendly as possible.
12.5% ABV. Perfect with Pate, charcuterie, hard cheeses or wild game.
Suitable for Vegans and Vegetarians.