Rémi Benon

Rémi Benon

Rémi Benon’s estate is situated outside of the village of Juliénas on the road to La Chapelle de Guinchay. Rémi, helped by his wife Paola, runs this 7.5 ha estate. He is the third generation to farm here, but is the 10th generation of his family to be a viticulturist. 

The estate is made up of 3ha of Chénas, 1.5ha of Saint-Amour, 1ha of Juliénas, with the balance  Beaujolais -Villages. He took over the reins at the tender age of 16 following the untimely death of his father in 1982. He is not organic as he uses herbicides in the vineyards, which are densely planted and grassed through, though he is experimenting with replanting slightly further apart which will enable him to mechanise the weeding. He has a small neat winery opposite his house where gravity plays its part in the wine making which is Burgundian rather than the traditional carbonic maceration used in Beaujolais. Fermentation and ageing takes place in epoxy-lined concrete tanks.

  1. Chenas, Remi & Paola Benon
    Chénas, Rémi Benon 2016
    Gamay 13.0% Vol
    Beaujolais > Fleurie & The Crus
    A ripe, round wine full of luscious raspberry fruit with some juicy tannins. This has great...
    £12.90 per bottle