Vineyard: Due to large crop losses in 2016, Julien Sunier founded a small negoce project and went in search of fruit for Wild Soul. This Vin de France is a blend of Gamay from Beaujolais Villages and Regnie Cru.
Orientation: multiple parcels, varied exposure
Soil: Granitic soils
Vinification: semi-carbonic maceration in fiberglass tank; no sulfur in vinification
Aging: Ageing on the fine lees in 3000L concrete egg (no oxygen exposure); 10 mg of SO2 before bottling.
Notes: From the ever-creative and driven Julien Sunier comes this bright and sappy new wine made of Gamay grown in Beaujolais Villages and Regnie.
Publication: Wine advocate
The 2016 Wild Soul is a Vin de France although it is de facto, Beaujolais Village. There is a light savory scent on the nose that complements the red berry fruit. The palate shows good attack on the entry, although it does not quite follow up with the depth and complexity you would find in Julien Sunier's usual wines. Yet, for a Vin de France, you have no complaints.