Christophe Lapierre Chénas Vieilles Vignes “Domaine de Chênepierre”
WHY WE LOVE IT
- Super pretty, floral Chenas from a producer specializing in old-vine Chénas!
Varietal Composition: 100% Gamay
Elaboration: The grapes are hand-picked at peak ripeness. The wine is vinified 11 days at a controlled temperature (77-86°F), to give more structure and complexity. Maturing between 5 and 10 months in old oak casks.
Tasting Notes: Ruby red with lovely purple-blue tints. This wine has a “warm” personality that includes fruit and spicy aromas. The palate is full and fleshy, with a great structured.
Christophe Lapierre farms 10.7 hectares split between plots in Chénas and Moulin-à-Vent using very traditional winemaking practices. Christophe might not come across with the “flashiness” of some of his other young peers in the region, but he makes up for that in spades in what are some of the most charming and authentic Beaujolais wines that you’ll drink.
Each year we purchase as much wine as Christophe has to offer (which usually is very little), and if you see these available, drop what you are doing and pick them up.