Domaine Guy Breton - Regnié AOC - Beaujolais - 2015
This Régnié occupies a plateau of former ocean floor,compare to the next door Morgon, I find this appellation slightly less bold and more mineral.
Our current vintage is 2015 which is relatively old for a Beaujolais, ion the top of black berry and cherry aromas, there is some ripe notes and dried fruits. there is some animal notes and the tannins are very soft.
Following the example of traditionalist Jules Chauvet, Guy and three other local vignerons, Marcel Lapierre, Jean-Paul Thévenet, and Jean Foillard, soon hoisted the flag of this back-to-nature movement. The Gang called for a return to the old practices of viticulture and vinification: starting with old vines, never using synthetic herbicides or pesticides, harvesting late, rigorously sorting to remove all but the healthiest grapes, adding minimal doses of sulfur dioxide or none at all, and refusing both chaptalisation and filtration. The end result allows Morgon to express itself naturally, without make-up or plastic surgery: rustic, spicy, loaded with schist minerals and at the same time, refreshing and deep-down delicious.