Anthony Thévenet - Chenas Vieilles Vignes - 2017
Old Vine Chenas, Beaujolais, France
From old vines, beautiful structure and silky smooth, like all Anthony's wines this is elegant and ethereal with beautiful lifted aromas. I won't say too much more but if you have had really good Chenas before I don't need to. Simply beautiful.
About Anthony Thévenet -
Alongside the likes of Justin Dutraive, Pierre Cotton, Yann Bertrand, Jules Metras and Keke Descombes, Anthony Thévenet forms part of the young, new guard of vigneron, defending the purity of Cru Beaujolais.
Neighbour to Domaine Lapierre and Jean Foillard in Villié-Morgon, Anthony Thévenet stands proud amongst the 40-153 year old vines he inherited from his late grandfather in 2010 in the small town of Douby.
That same year he began working alongside Jean Foillard and George Descombes in the vineyard and in the cellar as their apprentice. While Thévenet released his first vintage in 2013, he has honed his skills and passion for vin naturel for almost 7 years in the presence and guidance of Decombes and Foillard.
Winemaking: All fruit is hand-picked and hand-sorted directly in the vineyard, anything unworthy is then thrown to mulch. Depending on vintage, gravity-fed fruit sees carbonic maceration as bunches for anywhere between 8-25 days. Wild fermentation and maturation are carried out in either old large-format oak or concrete vats and always finished without correction. Unfined and unfiltered.