With the advent of his 2014 vintage, Antoine Sunier joined the group of organic producers of high-quality Cru Beaujolais. Antoine’s two biggest influences were his older brother Julien and natural winemaker Jean-Claude Lapalu, with whom he worked in Brouilly after his winemaking studies in Beaune.
Antoine’s wines come from 45-year-old vines that historically have been organically farmed in Regnié and Morgon. While Antoine is influenced and even helped by his brother, the wines are his own representation of their respective terroir, including the practice of hand-harvesting grapes and using wild yeast fermentations in the winery.
The wines of Antoine Sunier balance power and elegance with complex layers of red and black fruit as well as tinges of spice and minerality.