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Staff Pick

Chénas, Christophe Pacalet - 2018

Item # 17123 750mL
$21.96/ Single Bottle
$263.52 $237.17/ Case of 12
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Tasting Notes

The northern part of Beaujolais is divided into ten "Crus," the smallest of which is known as Chénas. Christophe Pacalet's Chénas bottling, made from Gamay, is a touch gamey, with pure aromas of freshly crushed mixed berries. This is a wine that cries out for food.


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Staff Pick Notes

Everything I love about Beaujolais! Lean, bright, focused red fruit that's a little bit earthy. Beaujolais is one of those wines that works in every situation. Fresh enough to drink on a hot summer day but with a flavor profile that can't help but remind you of autumn. Super food-friendly and relentlessly quaffable.

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