Chénas was the favourite wine of Louis XIII, king of France. It is the rarest of the ten Beaujolais Crus with just 240 hectares under vine.
Located in the north of Chénas "Au Bois Retour" is a small vineyard which has produced an elegant and generous wine. It is silky with a mineral salinity. These small black Gamay grapes express notes of black fruit, peony and spices with beautifully integrated tannins.
The 2020 vintage has produced wines which are concentrated and harmonious between color, body, roundness and aromas of ripe red fruits.
Once upon a time in Beaujolais an ancient family of winemakers wanted to make wines which speak of their place. The Piron family, headed by Dominique Piron, purchased the historical old church of Saint-Pierre de Corcelles and a great and rich diversity of vineyards in Morgon, Chénas and Régnié. Clos du Vieux Bourg traces it's wines from ancient history to the wines of tomorrow.