Julien Sunier 2015 Regnie AOC
Item Number: 9731
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
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."
Winemaking Notes: The harvest is conducted entirely by hand and a careful selection is done in the vineyard, before each vine, so that only the grape bunches which will go into the tank are returned to the winery. Each transport bin is large as well as shallow so that grapes are not crushed in transit. The whole grape clusters are loaded into the tanks by gravity and saturated with inert gas CO2 in order to begin the alcoholic fermentation in an anaerobic state. Once the tanks are full, a gentle foot crushing is applied with care to start the carbonic fermentation with indigenous yeast. After one to three weeks of fermentation at low temperatures, the grapes are manually removed from the tank, without the aid of pump, and the juice drains from the solids slowly, during 24 hours, in a vertical wooden basket press Julien acquired in the Côte D’Or. The wine matures for eight months in 70% old Burgundy barrels and 30% stainless steel tanks. Wine is bottled unfined and unfiltered.
Tasting Notes: The nose is dominated by orchard peach followed by a palate possessing velvety tannins. Savory notes will pair well with charcuterie.