In the ten years since we started importing Charly Thévenet’s lone cuvée of Régnié, we have watched as Charly (through a steady regime of CrossFit) has gotten bigger, while his wine—excellent from the beginning—has become less brawny and gained finesse. Starting with the 2016 vintage, a classic year in the Beaujolais sandwiched in between the warmer 2015 and 2017, Charly now uses cement alone to age his Régnié, giving it a fresh, graceful, ethereal lift. Flowers, minerals, and bright fruit—blueberries, raspberries, and cherries—waft from the glass and dance on your palate. It’s markedly different from the darker, earthier Morgon made by Jean-Paul Thévenet, Charly’s father and original Gang of Four member, despite Morgon and Régnié being neighbors. This contrast, though, is not due to a disavowal of the previous generation. Charly and Jean-Paul share many philosophies and work together closely on the latter’s Morgon, which Charly will eventually take over. In the meantime, we are immensely grateful for this elegant Régnié.
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