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This is Benjamin's top wine which comes from the oldest vines (70-100 year old) which produce very low yields. The 'Au Bois Retour' has seriously deep berry fruit along with smokey mineral undertones, it's got all the power but none of the weight.
Chenas is the smallest of all of the Beaujolais Cru's with poor rocky sandy soils, perfect for Gamay vines to dig their roots deep into the ground. This results in complex and concentrated wines that can age, like the wines of Chénas's more famous neighbour, Moulin-à-Vent.
Lieu-dit: Au Bois Retour
Style: Medium Bodied Red
Vineyard: 80+ year old vines
Farming: Practicing biodynamic (not certified)
Vinification: indigenous yeasts, 100% destemmed, 10 months in old oak
Additions: none, apart from a tiny SO2 addition before bottling
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