Chénas, Rémi Benon 2017
A ripe, round wine full of luscious raspberry fruit with some juicy tannins. This has great concentration coupled with an attractive silky style. The finish is supple and rich with lovely fruit.
|Producer||Domaine Rémi et Paola Benon|
|Bottle Size||75 cl|
|Area||Fleurie & The Crus|
|Drinking Guide||Drink Now|
|Food Match||Turkey, Roast|
This is a wonderfully juicy beaujolais full of crushed raspberry and blackberry. Its exuberant fruit offers a counterpoint to the deep, earthy flavours of [a] haggis pie.
The smallest of the Crus, Chénas refers to the ancient oak forests that once covered the area and gifts us with graceful wines that combine great concentration and a fragrant bouquet of peony and roses. This has some very attractive strawberries in the mix too, with ripe raspberry fruit dominating the gloriously silky palate with rich, juicy acidity to finish. A joyous glass.
Chenas is the smallest of the appellations, but, in my book, produces some of the best of the chunkier, more full-bodied wines. The Rémi Benon Chenas, 2017 is silky, concentrated, ripe and rounded – lovely midweek treat with a chicken casserole.