Chenas Quartz 2014 Domaine Piron-Lameloise
Chénas is the smallest Beaujolais Cru by surface area. This comes from a nine-hectare parcel of vines of more than 60 years of age on a steep, east- facing slope between 310 and 380 metres up, that Piron runs with the three Michelin-starred Lameloise restaurant in Chagny. They are all pruned in the traditional goblet (head-pruned) style of Beaujolais. The harvest is done entirely by hand. Only manual harvesting is allowed in the Beaujolais region.
100% Gamay – A full-on nose of spice, earth and prettiness is mirrored on a palate that seems to bring together notes of lilac and peony before unveiling mature tannins. Supple, generous and vibrant, with graphite and deeply scented red fruits.
A real stunner. Pairs well with rich, complex sauces and grilled meats.