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Thillardon, Chenas Les Carriers 2020

£27.50

  • Type:

    Red

  • Grape:

    Gamay

  • Country:

    France

  • Region:

    Beaujolais

  • Vegan:

    No

  • Area:

    Chenas

  • Organic:

    No

  • ABV:

    15.5%

  • Winemaker:

    Paul-Henri Thillardon

  • Bottle Size:

    75cl

Description

Supple, fine and elegant with real focus and purity. With notes of wild cherries and other red berry fruit, this is expressive, floral, fine and elegant.
  • Production Notes
  • Producer
  • Delivery Information

Manual harvest into small, whole cluster. Carbonic maceration. Fermented with indigenous yeast. Aged for 8 months in 50% neutral oak, 50% concrete tanks. Unfiltred, unfined. A tiny amount of SO2 is used at bottling only.

In 2008, Paul-Henri Thillardon began making wine from 3ha of vineyards, with the conviction that Chénas has always been unjustifiably overshadowed by Moulin-à-Vent. He has slowly added new parcels to form the 12ha he works today. From the start, he has farmed organically, working some of the vineyards with a horse and using biodynamic treatments. In 2009, he met Fleurie winemakers and lynchpins of the Fleurie natural winemaking scene, Jean-Louis Dutraive and Yvon Métras, who took the young Paul-Henri under their wing. Until 2015, Paul-Henri partially destemmed most cuvées and practiced a more Burgundian vinification. Starting in 2014, he decided to switch to semi-carbonic.

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