Antoine Sunier 2015 Regnie AOC

Antoine Sunier 2015 Regnie AOC

Item Number: 9712

UPC: None

Country: France
Region: Beaujolais
Sub Region: Beaujolais
Appellation/AVA: Beaujolais AOC
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Vintage: 2015
Grape(s): 100% Gamay
Type: Wine - Red
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Pack: 12
Closure: Cork
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.

Reviews

  • The Wine Advocate
    Rating: 91 (8/1/2016)

    The 2015 Regnie, which was converted to organic in 2014, does not quite possess the refinement of the Morgon on the nose, though it is still very attractive with raspberry and wild strawberry, hints of cooked meat in the background. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannin, crisp and taut with a keen line of acidity and fine tension on the shimmering finish. Overall, the Regnie actually might have the edge over the Morgon thanks to its freshness and it is one of those wines that the longer you remain in its presence, the more you warm to its charm. It might be one of Antoine's best wines thus far.