Video : AOC Chénas


Hello! For today’s Beaujolais Moment, I’d like to take you to Chénas, one of the 10 Beaujolais crus.

This is Chénas, a village of 500 inhabitants after which one of the 12 Beaujolais AOCs was named. The village itself is named after oak plantations that grew here in Roman times. Nowadays, as you can see, vines have replaced the oaks thanks to a Royal Decree in 1316. Chénas later became Louis 13th’s favourite wine.

The Chénas vineyards extend length-wise on the slopes above their famous neighbour, Moulin-à-Vent. The land in the west is gently sloping, gradually becoming flatter towards the Saône River in the east. In surface area, it’s the smallest Beaujolais appellation. So it’s a fairly rare wine!

Chénas is a generous wine. It is soft on the palate, well-structured and a perfect match for blanquette of veal or poultry. It also goes well with strong cheeses. Personally, I like it with beef tartare. And it’s pretty good with chilli con carne as well.


Read on : the article about the AOC Chénas

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