Origin: The plots are located in the villages of Chénas and La Chapelle-de-Guinchay, in the smallest appellation of the 10 wines: the “Chénas”.
Grape varieties: White-juiced Gamay noir
Soil: Deep granite and ancient alluviums.
Vinification: This wine comes from vinification in whole bunches, in gridded cement vats for 8–10 days.
After being stored briefly in vats, the Chénas is bottled in March (around 3500 bottles).
Tasting: The Chénas is characterised by its ruby colour and its floral aromas. This is a fleshy wine, supple on the palate.
Serving suggestion: Between 15–18°C
The Chénas goes very well with white meats and cold delicatessen meats. This is a wine to be drunk within the year, but it can be kept for 2–4 years.