Domaine Pascal Granger 2016 'Aux Pierres' Chenas AOC
Item Number: 13974
Sub Region: Beaujolais
Appellation/AVA: Chenas AOC
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Grape(s): 100% Gamay
Type: Wine - Red
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Alc by Vol(%): 13
Soil Type: Deep granite with lots of stones
Case Production: 330
Terroir Notes: The smallest holdings of the estate, the vineyards are spread between the villages of Chénas and La Chapelle-de-Guinchay in the northern sector of the Beaujolais district. The vines average 45 years in age.
Winemaking Notes: The Gamay grapes spontaneously ferment with about 30% whole clusters in stainless steel tanks. After a period of eight to ten days of fermentation, the wine is racked into concrete vats and neutral demi-muid barrels for malolactic fermentation and aging. The wine is not fined and bottled with a low amount of added sulfites (~15mg/L).
Tasting Notes: A subtle but tenacious wine with a more discrete bouquet and gentle tannins, Granger’s Chénas is a wine that can be enjoyed in its youth but can give great pleasure over a two to four year period.