Antoine Sunier Regnie
|Bottle sizes:||750 ML, 1.5 L|
|Vineyard:||45 year old vines from the lieu-dits of Les Forchets, le Potet, Montmerond. 3500 meters in altitude.|
|Soil:||Granite, 80% of area has little topsoil and is very rocky.|
|Viticulture:||In organic conversion|
|Vinification:||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.|
|Aging:||Aged 8 months on the lees in 90% neutral burgundy barrels and 10% epoxy tanks. Minimal sulfur, bottled with no fining or filtration.|
The 2016 Regnie was matured in six-year-old barrels. It felt a little more disjointed at the nose compared to its Morgon counterpart, although with aeration it melds together with scents of black plum, a hint of brine and a slight loamy scent that comes through with time. The palate is well balanced with fine grip on the entry. There is good backbone to this Regnie, more saline than Antoine Sunier's Morgon with a lively, focused finish. Excellent.
The 2016 Re´gnie´ from Antoine Sunier is a refined and classic example of the vintage. The bouquet wafts from the glass in a crunchy blend of black cherries, pomegranate, woodsmoke, dark soil tones, a bit of spice and a gentle base of cedary wood. On the palate the wine is medium-full, bright and bouncy, with a fine core, very good soil signature, modest tannins and a long, tangy finish. This has just beautiful balance and will be a stylish middleweight for the next dozen years! 2017-2030.