2019 was an excellent lower-yielding, charming, well-balanced year, with floral, perfumed aromatics. Vines were impacted first by spring frosts, but Prunelle’s plots were not affected by the August hail. 2019 Beaujolais-Lantignié wines are brighter and more delicate than the richer, more muscular 2018s or 2017s. The wine is fine, elegant, and well-structured. Yields were 30hl/ha, producing 1,500 bottles.
Prunelle de Navacelle is a trailblazing vigneronne in the emerging Beaujolais-Lantignié region. She produces small lots of her personal project at her family’s Château du Basty, home of the Perroud family since 1482. Prunelle farms old vines with regenerative agroecology methods to encourage biodiversity while fighting climate change.
Her Régnié is made from a single .64ha, 80-year-old, certified organic gamay parcel that she received in a trade from her friend Julien Sunier, who had previously converted the parcel to organic farming. The vineyard is planted in pink granite at 390m, produced with respect to her natural principles with biodynamic farming methods and cover crops. Bottled without fining, filtration, or added sulfur, the result is authentic, elegant, and transparent Régnié.
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