The rise of Beaujolais continues and the region that was in the past seen as country wines for everyday drinking are now in high demand around the world. Wines from the greatest producers, such as the Thévenet family, are harder than ever to track down.
Here we have a wine from Charly Thévenet, son of the revered Jean-Paul, with his own take on the Régnié Cru. From a 90 year old vineyard, farmed biodynamically, it shows superb energy and brightness of fruit. Aromatically it is pretty, fragrant and vibrant with dried strawberry and fresh raspberry red fruits dusted with dried herbs and Chinese Five Spice. It is a wine you could just sit in the glass and sip for hours. In the mouth its takes on a more casual style – juicy, fun but still highly complex fruits on a light weight palate with silky tannins supporting a long and fine finish. It’s a wine probably best enjoyed young with a platter of charcuterie and fresh cheeses.