Régnié 2020
Julien Sunier

Régnié 2020
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150cl magnum

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From Régnié, Beaujolais' newest Cru, Julien Sunier delivers a vibrant, complex wine. Highlighted by notes of blackberries, plums, figs, and a hint of florals, this wine comes from 60-year-old vines rooted in rose granite sands.

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Régnié 2020
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Julien SunierBeaujolais

There are few as passionate about the wines of Beaujolais as Julien Sunier. Originally from Dijon with no vineyards to his name, Julien has catapulted to wine stardom in a manner that take many others an entire lifetime. After cutting his teeth with the famous Christophe Roumier of Burgundy and…

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IN SHORT:

TASTING PROFILE:

A lively blend of ripe plums, juicy blackberries, luscious figs, floral undertones, and velvety tannins, exuding freshness and energy.

IN THE VINEYARD:

  • Location: Beaujolais, Régnié; honing in on Oeillat, les Vergers, and Basse Ronze.
  • Altitude: Ranging from 280 to 400 meters, drawing the southern sun's full benefits.
  • Size: 3.93 hectares.
  • Vines: An average age of 60 years, deeply rooted and enriched by time.
  • Soil: Delicate rose granite sands with hints of light clay in the subsoil, each contributing uniquely to the wine's character.

IN THE WINERY:

  • Vinification: Gravity-fed processes merge with indigenous yeasts, working their magic sans SO2. Carbonic maceration stretches between 10 to 20 days, followed by manual vat emptying and traditional vertical pressing.
  • Maturation: An eight-month sojourn on fine lees: 20% in epoxy cement tanks and 80% in 228-litre oak barrels. Bottling remains unfiltered but lightly sulphured for preservation.

RECOMMENDATIONS:

  • Drinking Window: Best enjoyed from 2023 to 2033.
  • Ideal with goat cheese tartlets, grilled vegetable skewers, and olive tapenade.
  • Elevates simple snacks like prosciutto-wrapped melon or toasted bruschetta.
  • A definitive companion for French charcuterie, especially saucisson sec, paté, and cornichons.

PRESS HIGHLIGHTS:

Inside Burgundy (Jasper Morris MW on 2021 vintage):

"Half on alluvial soil and half on sand, the former adding spice and weight. Half raised in foudre and half in tank. Glowing purple and much fresher than Wild Soul. This is really classy with the lovely grip that Julien gets to reinforce his wines." - 91 PTS