2018 Antoine Sunier, Régnié
ORIGIN: Beaujolais, France
Special Notes: Unfined, Unfiltered
We consider Antoine somewhat of a Regnie specialist and this wine shows why! Plush and pure, Antoine's blend of old vine parcels is a go-to year-in and year-out with our team. Gravity flow to tanks, Indigenous yeast fermentations at low temperatures, to preserve fresh fruit flavors and a delicate tannic structure. Whole cluster fermenteation for 8-15 days, horizontal pressing, manual racking for elevage. Aged 8 months on the lees in 90% neutral burgundy barrels and 10% epoxy tanks. Minimal sulfur, bottled with no fining or filtration.
Expressive aromas of ripe berries, cherries, licorice & warm spices sets your mouth bursting with excitement. On the palate, it's medium to full-bodied, satiny & supple, with succulent acids, melting tannins & a flavorful finish. This is a terrific cru Beaujolais that's well worth seeking out ~ WA
Food Recommendations: Hokkaido Scallop with Pork Belly, Venison with squid.