Julien Sunier 2015 Regnie AOC

Julien Sunier 2015 Regnie AOC

Item Number: 9731

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

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.

Reviews

  • The Wine Advocate
    Rating: (89-91) (6/13/2016)

    The 2015 Regnie, which had racked 2 weeks previously and has 2 gms/l SO2 before bottling, has an intriguing bouquet with gravelly notes infusing the red berry fruit. This is nicely defined. The palate is medium-bodied with crisp tannin, nicely structured with a keen line of acidity. A little more masculine in style than other Regnies, showing a little more structure with a brisk finish.