Antoine Sunier Regnie "Montmerond" 2019

Region: Beaujolais
Grape: Gamay
Soil: 100 % shallow granite and rocky
Lieu-dit - Climat: Montmerond, south-facing, elevation 350 m
Average Age of Vines: 50 years

Area: 1.2 ha
Farming: Organic since 2014 (certified)
Harvest: Hand-harvested 
Winemaking: Gravity flow, indigenous yeasts, no additives, carbonic maceration (whole bunch) for 10-15 days, manual devatting, very soft horizontal over a day
Ageing: 100 % in old Burgundy oak barrels (8 years and older) for 7 months on fine lies without additives assembled for 1 month
Fining: None 
Filtration: None 
Added S02: 10 mg/l to 20mg/l

Shimmering magenta. Vibrant, mineral-accented red berry and cherry aromas are complemented by hints of candied lavender, exotic spices and incense. Silky, pliant and alluringly sweet, offering palate-caressing raspberry, cherry preserve and spicecake flavors that are given lift and focus by a spine of smoky minerality. Made in a pure, energetic style, showing solid finishing thrust, well-knit tannins and lingering florality. From what I've seen of the 2018s this is definitely one of the stars of the appellation in this vintage.