Chénas, Christophe Pacalet
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Chénas, Christophe Pacalet - 2022

Item # 17123 750mL

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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Red
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Wine made from organically or biodynamically grown grapes with minimal intervention avoiding the use of chemicals, additives and technology.


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Staff Pick Notes

Ah Beaujolais, a grape that is now producing some of the most popular (and some might argue the best) low intervention wines in the world right now. Christophe Pacalet truly is honing in this style beautifully with this expression from Chenas. After 5 years of being a chef in the restaurant industry, he decided to learn winemaking from his uncle Marcel Lapierre who we know as Beaujolais royalty. He is continuing a dedication to terroir driven wines with gorgeous character, sourcing grapes from all over Beaujolais, hand harvesting them himself and with a small dedicated team. Expect aromatics of a forest floor after the rain, tart red cherries and cranberries. Slightly fruity on the palate with a dry earthy finish. Drink with a salty cured meat.

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