Cave du Château de Chénas Moulin-à-Vent 2016

I’ve been continuing my exploration of Gamays from France and continue to be converted … LCBO stores sometimes put wines on sale that haven’t moved, this one was at my local store for $14, from an original $19.95, so a no brainer to give it a try. Slightly dark in color with a nice juicy fruity nose. On the mid palate the wine displays some nice black berries and a hint of sweetness. On the lighter side of medium in length on the finish, the wine displays some nice smooth dry tannins and mild acidity. A super food friendly wine. For the sale price I paid this is a bargain. I would give it an -88. I’m not sure Gamay is going to become one of my favorite wines of all times, but it’s working it’s way into my wine list.

Gamay

750 mL bottle  |   VINTAGES#:  648477$19.95

Image for Cave du Château de Chénas Moulin-à-Vent 2016 from LCBO

The vaulted cellar in which the wines of Château de Chénas mature was built in 1730. This is a bright, fresh Gamay with lifted strawberry, ripe red raspberry, light spice, and a touch of toast on the finish. The acidity and tannins make this a fine option for veal. (Vintages panel, Oct. 2018)

PRODUCT DETAILS

Release Date:April 27, 2019Bottle Size:750 mL bottleAlcohol/Vol:12.5%Made In:Beaujolais, FranceBy:Cave Du Chateau De ChenasSugar Content:5 g/LSweetness Descriptor:XD – Extra DryStyle:Light-bodied & FruityVarietal:Gamay

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