Chénas: Great wines have their secrets.
Made by 200 winemakers, shared between Chénas in the Rhône department and La Chapelle-de-Guinchay in the Saône-et-Loire department, Chénas has a ruby robe with garnet tints, floral aromas of peony and rose nuanced with spicy and woody notes as the wine ages. A generous, well-built wine to cellar, it can be beautifully tender on the palate. On the rough slopes that were home to oak trees in yes-teryear, the vines of the appellation nourish the refined and thoroughbred rarest of the Beaujolais Crus. Legend has it that this wine is at the origin of the name of the grape variety: one day a winemaker came here to store his wine in a barrel, dipped in his cup and tasted and tasted again until he sung a full scale (gamme in French).