2020 Jean-Paul & Charly Thévenet Régnié 'Grain & Granit'
The son of “gang of four” Morgon producer Jean-Paul Thévenet, Charly had early exposure to the world of organic farming and natural winemaking. Passionate about the family business, he struck out on his own as soon as the opportunity presented itself, purchasing a parcel of ninety-year-old vines in the neighboring cru of Régnié. Today, he works side by side with his father, collaborating in the production of all the family’s cuvées. As with the Morgon, Charly’s Régnié grapes are harvested when fully ripe, by hand, then vinified via whole-cluster fermentation, in typical Beaujolais fashion. The wine is aged in concrete tanks before bottling without fining or filtration. The 2020 vintage gives us a rich, bold Régnié, saturated with luscious fruit and earthy spice.