2018 Georges Descombes Régnié
Located in Vermont, a tiny hamlet in Villié_Morgon, Georges Descombes is the unofficial fifth member of the iconic Beaujolais "Gang of Four": Marcel Lapierre, Jean Foillard, Jean-Paul Thévenet and Guy Breton. In his teens, Georges worked with his vigneron father in the vines as well as a local bottling company. Hopping around from cellar to cellar gave him a chance to try a large amount of different estates, and the first time he tasted a Lapierre wine, young Georges was blown away by its purity and elegance. Then and there, he decided he would try to make wines in that style. Today, the production is fully organic with minimal sulfur added. All wines undergo a traditional semi-carbonic maceration and age six month in barrel before bottling.
This light-bodied Régnié is elegant, floral, and full of exuberant Gamay fruit. Enjoy this with pizza or pasta, or even give it a slight chill and have a glass outside on a warm evening.