Domaine Champs du Chêne, Juliénas
Producer: Boutinot France Beaujolais
Product Code: FPB825
Winemaker: Samantha Bailey
Country of Origin: France
Region of Origin: Beaujolais / Maconnais
Grapes: Gamay 100%
Case Size: 6x75cl
Bottle Barcode: 3430560003772
Suitable for: Vegetarians and Vegans
Gutsy and grippy - a convincingly good Cru Beaujolais.
Appealingly sappy wine with hints of fresh cherry and pepper on the nose.
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