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Paul-Henri Thillardon

Paul-Henri Thillardon Chenas Vibrations 2021


no added sulfur

Country: France

Region: Beaujolais

Type: Red Wine

Grape: Gamay

In 2008, Paul-Henri Thillardon began making wine from 3 hectares 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 12 hectares 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 de-stemmed most cuvées and practiced a more Burgundian vinification. Starting in 2014, he decided to switch to semi-carbonic.

From very old vines, this is a blend of vine parcels with different aspects and soils. Lively and bright, with lovely acidity, black cherry, raspberry and notes of white pepper and dried herbs. A pure, fresh and super-drinkable style of cru Beaujolais.