Antoine Sunier 2018 Regnie AOC
Item Number: 13323
Sub Region: Beaujolais
Appellation/AVA: Regnie AOC
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Grape(s): 100% Gamay
Type: Wine - Red
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Alc by Vol(%): 12.5
Viticulture: Practicing Organic
Vineyard Notes: Grapes come from 45-year-old vines in the lieux-dits of les Forchets, le Potet, and Montmerond. They are currently in organic conversion.
Winemaking Notes: Wine is transferred to tanks by gravity. Only indigenous yeast are used. Whole cluster carbonic maceration takes place for 8-15 days, followed by horizontal pressing and manual racking. Wine is aged on its lees for 8 months in 90% neutral Burgundy barrels and 10% cement epoxy tanks. The wine is not fined or filtered. Only a small amount of sulfur is added at bottling (10 mg/l).
Tasting Notes: Raspberry and cherry show on the mineral-tinged nose along with herbs and lavender. While lively and mineral on the palate, there is also great structure sharpened by acidity. The flavors will continue to develop with age. Pair this Régnié Gamay with pork or eggplant dishes.
About Regnie: From Vinepair : "Elevated in 1988, Régnié is the youngest of the Beaujolais crus, and stylistically, it brings together the fresh fruit of Brouilly with a bit of the body and structure of Morgon. It’s supple but lively, with bright raspberry flavors and often a spicy note that makes it distinctive."
About Antoine Sunier: The younger brother of Julien Sunier, Antoine released his first vintage in 2014. Together, the Sunier brothers are two of Beaujolais' rising stars, Before setting up his own estate, he studied viticulture in Beaune and worked with the highly respected Jean-Paul Lapalu.