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Region: Régnié < Beaujolais < France
Vineyard/Cellar Stats: Certified biodynamic farming; pink granite and sandy soils; semi-carbonic fermentation in cement using whole clusters; bottled unfined/unfiltered with zero added SO2; 125 cases; 13% ABV
Winemaker: Jean-Paul Ruet
Jean-Paul Ruet, whose family has been making wines in Beaujolais since 1926, farm 16 hectares of steep, old-vine vineyards between the communes of Brouilly, Morgon and Régnié. This is his no-added-So2 cuvee from young vines in the cru village of Régnié, and it is classic carbonic Beaujolais glou-glou that goes down way too easy. Light, juicy and just a touch wild, bursting with fresh Gamay fruit that has an earthy edge and cherry-flecked electricity. We love Gamay, always have, always will – and the rest of the world is catching on, making Gamay the new it-grape – and inflating prices left and right. So, it is refreshing to find such a gorgeous, organic, clean zero-zero example of declassified cru Beaujolais at this price, which means you can – and should – drink it every day!