Chénas

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Surface: 249 hectares

Production in 2014:11 133 hectolitres / approx. 1 484 000 bottles

Soils: This is a terroir of great contrasts oriented west/ east. To the west are high and steep granite hills, whilst to the east the terrain becomes more gently sloping with its ancient alluvial soils and layers of small round river stones.

Attributes: Distinctiveness and sophistication

Aspect: Ruby red with garnet highlights

Nose: Floral, with peony and rose, with nuances of spice

Palate: Generous, full bodied and smooth

Characteristics: This is the smallest appellation in Beaujolais. Its name is derived from the ancient oak forests that formerly covered the area, cut down by the galloromans and then by the local monks by order of Philippe V the Long. The vines stretch out over rolling hills and valleys, where the Gamay grape expresses notes of small black fruits, peony and spices underpinned by soft tannins.
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