Joli Vin imports
Vineyards: En Oeillat
Average age of vines: 60 years
Principal soil type: Sanded pink granite above clay subsoil
Julien’s Régnié and Morgon parcel’s lie adjacent to one another in the south facing parcel named En Oeillat. It is best to enjoy the wines from this cru, the youngest of the cru Beaujolais, within a couple of years after the vintage in order to profit from its youthful and exuberant spirit. And don’t forget the charcuterie!!
Julien Sunier’s 2014 Régnié is a very pretty and red fruity example of the vintage, wafting from the glass in a complex blend of cherries, cranberry, fresh herb tones, a lovely base of discreetly autumnal soil tones, a nice touch of spices and a bit of bonfire in the upper register. On the palate the wine is medium-full, bright and bouncy, with a good core, modest tannins, bright acids and good length and grip on the still quite primary finish. It is early days for this fine bottle of Régnié and I would be tempted to at least give it a year in the cellar to come forward a bit more from behind its structural elements, but that is not to say that it is not very tasty already.
Régnié fact sheet (PDF)
RégniéJulien’s Régnié and Morgon parcel’s lie adjacent to one another in the south facing parcel named “Oeillat.” The vines were planted around 1965…
FleurieAt almost 500 m in elevation and at the upper edge of Beaujolais’ wine growing range, the southern oriented, steeply pitched parcel of “Niagara” is the source of Julien's Fleurie cuvée.
MorgonJulien’s Morgon cuvée originates from two separate parcels of equal surface area, one located in the southwest facing slope lieu-dit of “Corcelette” and the other at the edge of the Morgon/Régnié line…