Domaine Anita Chénas Premium Les Brureaux
WHY WE LOVE IT
- The oldest vines on this plot were used to produce this cuvée.
- Chénas Premium Les Brureaux is hand harvested, carefully selected, and uses sustainable viticulture practices.
Varietal Composition: 100% Gamay
Elaboration: Chénas Premium Les Brureaux, located on the village of Chenas, is grown in stony silica soils with high clay subsoils. Grown at high altitude (265 meters) with a East/North East exposure. The Gamay vineyard is 52 years old and the planting density is 10,000 foot/ha. Vinification is 20% whole cluster and 80% destemmed. Maceration takes 13 days and the wine is aged 6 months in cement tanks and approximately 4 months in bottle before it is released.
Tasting Notes: The purple color announces aromas of very ripe black fruits and intensely spicy notes. Its material envelops the palate. Its generosity and richness, combined with a rounded finish, sublimate it. Heady tannins will give this historic vintage a long aging potential.
2016 – 91 Wine Advocate
2020 – 92 Wine Enthusiast | 94 James Suckling
Domaine Anita is named after Anita Kuhnel who has been making wine under the Domaine Anita since 2015. Today, Domaine Anita includes some of the most prestigious crus of Beaujolais including Moulin à Vent, Morgon, Chénas, Fleurie, as well as some plots located on great terroirs of the Beaujolais-Villages appellation. Anita’s viticultural practices are specific to each plot, but always within her overarching philosophy of sustainable viticulture, with minimal treatments, green harvesting and strong canopy management.