Antoine Sunier 2015 Regnie AOC
Item Number: 9712
Sub Region: Beaujolais
Appellation/AVA: Beaujolais AOC
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Grape(s): 100% Gamay
Type: Wine - Red
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Alc by Vol(%): 13.5
Viticulture: Practicing Organic
Soil Type: 20% very deep altered granit, 80% shallow granit and rocky
Elevation: 350 meters
Vineyard Notes: Grapes come from 45-year-old vines in the lieux-dits of les Forchets, le Potet, and Montmerond.
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 the 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: Red fruit shows on the nose. The wine displays powerful structure and minerality on the palate. The flavors will continue to develop with age. Pair with pork products or red meat to engage your taste buds.
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, one of Beaujolais' rising stars, Antoine released his first vintage in 2014. Before setting up his own estate, he studied viticulture in Beaune and worked with the highly respected Jean-Paul Lapalu.