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Chénas Quartz, Piron-Lameloise 2019
A pure, dense, complex Chénas from a single parcel of steeply sloping old vines. The wine, a collaboration between Dominique Piron and the Lameloise family of Burgundian restaurateurs, is a lovely plummy cru Beaujolais with the capacity to age.
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- Red Wine
- Now to 2025
- 14% Alcohol
- no oak influence
- Cork, natural
Bright and affable Dominique Piron can trace his roots in the Beaujolais cru of Morgon right back to an ancestor living there in 1590, and he is the latest of fourteen generations to make wine locally. His domaine comprises just over 50 hectares of vines, specialising in Morgon but with extensive Beaujolais-Villages vineyards as well as Chiroubles (3.5 hectares), Chénas, Régnié and a small holding (1.5 hectares) in Fleurie. He also makes a quite delicious Chénas Quartz cuvée on behalf of the Lamelloise family, famous restaurateurs in Chagny, south of Beaune. He farms sustainably, following the principles of lutte raisonée (meaning ‘reasoned struggle’), respecting the soils and the gamay grape that he loves in his eagerness to make wines that are proper reflections of the vineyards from whence they come. In the cellars, which are pristine and superbly organised, winemaking is classic in style. This is a grower and winemaker well worth following for his elegant but concentrated, not to mention ageworthy, wines.