Domaine Champs du Chêne, Juliénas
Producer: Boutinot France Beaujolais Maconnais
Product Code: FPB825
Winemaker: Samantha Bailey
Country of Origin: France
Region of Origin: Beaujolais / Maconnais
Grapes: Gamay Noir 100%
Case Size: 6x75cl
Suitable for: Vegetarians
Light but charming Cru Beaujolais.
This very drinkable red has an appealing sappy character with hints of fresh cherry & pepper on the nose, juicy fruit and a comforting earthiness on the finish.
Boutinot France’s new offices are in the middle of vineyards of St Véran AC on the southern perimeter of the Mâconnais. Drive five minutes down the road and cross the border into the northern rim of the Beaujolais cru, St. Amour – the village in which Samantha Bailey, our winemaker responsible for Beaujolais & Mâconnais, got married – all the hilly Beaujolais crus lie to the south in front of you. Unsurprisingly after twenty years in the region, Samantha knows the Beaujolais and Mâconnais intimately and sources all our Beaujolais crus directly from growers, selecting by blind tasting either single domaine or single vineyard wines. For Pouilly Fuissé Samantha is given free rein to select and blend unoaked component wines at Guy Saumaize’s Domaine des Maillettes. For our Mâconnais Samantha tastes all the cuves in the cellars of local producer, Cave de Charnay-les-Mâcon, and is given equal free rein to select and blend Mâcon-Charnay for Réserve Personelle as well as for both Domaine Les Perserons and St Véran Clos de Chevigne. All the wines Samantha blends remain unique to Boutinot - they are not sold under other labels for other merchants
In the vineyard
Produced from a single domaine, which has some well-positioned old vines on the south-east facing slopes of the village of Juliénas.
In the winery
The hand-picked grapes undergo traditional whole bunch carbonic maceration with a 10 day cuvaison - to obtain the right balance between juicy fruit character and structure.
An excellent match for roast turkey, sizzling sausages, tuna steaks and vegetable lasagne also a traditional match to the local Coq au Vin.
Vintage 2010: "'Lollypop candied red fruit on the nose leads to red fruit on the palate and a dry savoury finish,' said The Glasshouse's Sara Bachiorri. 'Fresh bright aromas; juicy fresh, lively and gluggable,' added consultant Richard Bampfield MW."Sommelier Wine Awards 2012.
2010 Vintage: Sommelier Wine Awards 2012 - Silver