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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.
Benjamin's Chénas En Pérelle is powerful, polished and has delicious crunchy fruit with floral aromatics. This a wine full of vibrant acidity and several layers of red fruit, it's got a silky structure with easy going tannins.
Lieu-dit: En Pérelle
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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