Here comes a very original profile: a floral note, with glycine and violet notes. On the palate, it offers a good roundness and solid aromas of small red fruits (redcurrant, cherry).
Grape varieties are mostly Grenache completed with Carignan. Vines of Carignan older than 85 years. The Grenache and Carignan wines are mainly on a windy land, as this grape varieties are "less fragile" than others. Work on the soil and tillage only during the vegetative cycle of the vine. Manual harvest, hand sorting and destemming.
This wine has its name from the Château Chênaie, a castle full of history where the Chabbert family has made its trademark. The Chabbert family produce wine for 6 generations. The vines are between thirty five and eighty five years old. They’ve been planted against the slope, with southern exposure, on a schist terroir. The grapes are all harvested manually at their optimum maturity. The vinification take place in the cellar under the castle.
All the careful work in the vines allows the brother Eric and Cyril Chabbert to propose cuvees characterized by a perfect balance between freshness, elegance and strength in the mouth, with remarkably fine and velvety tannin.