2020 Domaine de Vernus "Les Vergers" Regnié, Beaujolais, France
The wine has a very fine, mineral, and fruity nose. It is fresh, extremely elegant, well-balanced in the mouth, and has a nice acidity on the finish. It also has good length, giving it real aging potential.
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ABOUT THIS WINE
Les Vergers are plots of land in the Régnié Cru that benefit from an exceptional location. The vineyards are located in the heart of an orchard on the outskirts of an old castle. The average vine age is 65 years old. Harvesting and hand sorting. Destemmed. Alternate grape-treading, pump over, and delestage. Cold maceration. Natural fermentation for three weeks. Settling ten days. Wild yeasts. Ten months in oak barrels, of which 4% are new.
ABOUT THIS PRODUCER
Domaine de Vernus was created in 2019 by Frédéric Jametton, who'd been looking to start a winery for some time. Initially interested in the south, he became convinced it was too hot and landed on the Beaujolais after discussions with his friend, Guillaume Rouget of Flagey-Echézeaux, who agreed to come on board as a consultant. Jametton has pieced together some 12.5 hectares of vineyards, acquired from fully 12 different proprietors, and is gradually restructuring parcels that are overly difficult to cultivate, with a view to more sustainable farming in the future. Vinification is conducted along somewhat Burgundian lines: some 70% of the grapes are destemmed (though Jametton stresses that there are no hard and fast rules), fermentation takes place in stainless steel and élevage is in recently used high-quality Burgundy barrels for some 10–11 months.