Antoine Sunier 2018 Regnie, Montmerond, AOC
Item Number: 13324
Sub Region: Beaujolais
Appellation/AVA: Regnie AOC
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Vineyard Designation: Montmerond
Grape(s): 100% Gamay
Type: Wine - Red
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Alc by Vol(%): 12.5
Viticulture: Certified Organic
Soil Type: Quartz, blue volcanic stone, and granite; 80% of area has little topsoil and is very rocky
Vintage Notes: Last September, nature was generous and offered Beaujolais a wonderful harvest. The 2018 vintage is juicy, with notes of crushed strawberry and fresh currant. The alcohol degree is naturally between 12 and 13.
Vineyard Notes: This is a new single vineyard Régnié cuvée for Antoine Sunier. The grapes are sourced from the 55-year-old Gamay parcel called Montmerond. The lieu-dit is certified organic and has a very specific terroir of rocks such as quartz, blue volcanic stone, and granite. It produces naturally concentrated wines.
Winemaking Notes: The grapes are vinified with indigenous yeast and no additives. Whole cluster carbonic maceration takes place for 8-15 days, followed by horizontal pressing and manual racking. The wine ages in 100% old Burgundy oak barrels (8 yrs old and older) for about 8 months with a SO2 addition between 10 and 20mg/L. The wine is not filtered or fined.