Piron & Lameloise, Chénas (Beaujolais, France) “Quartz” 2016

($23):  The Lameloise family, whose name is synonymous with fine dining because of their Michelin 3-star restaurant in nearby Chagny, owns the vineyard in Chénas, the smallest of the 10 crus of Beaujolais, while Dominique Piron makes the wines.  Floral and elegant, it’s a graceful wine that dances on the palate.  Its charming juiciness reminds you it’s Beaujolais, but it has the Burgundian sensibility of flavor without weight.  Beautiful now.
93 Michael Apstein Jul 16, 2019