Thomas Rivier - Regnie 2020 750ml (13.5% ABV)

Thomas Rivier - Regnie 2020 750ml (13.5% ABV)

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very allocated release of this traditional Cru Beaujolais (we took 1/2 of the cases the importer received!)

50/60 years old goblet trained vines. Low yields (40 hl/ha). The soils are composed of Granites and Piémonts. Granitic arenite, silicium, pink granite and blue rocks

a bolder style of Gamay, like it used to be made! decant for 1-2 hours to let this brooding red really start to sing. Fragrant aromas of black fruit, violets, licorice, and umami (which according to Thomas, this note comes from the soil), profound depth and richness, a great summer moving into fall red, enjoy at cellar temp.

region: Regnie, Beaujolais, France

varietal: Gamay

style: complex red

farming/cellar: Whole bunches are handpicked in small crates, strict selection in the vineyard. Spontaneous fermentation & carbonic fermentation with whole bunches. 1/3 of the cuvée has undergone traditional ageing in old Burgundian barriques and 2/3 in concrete vats. Both batches have been blended and aged one additional year in concrete vats. Less than 1 gr/hl S02

pairing: bistro burger