Antoine Sunier

Morgon

2021
Beaujolais
France
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An-TWAN Su-NYAY Mor-GONG
Varietal
Gamay
$33
Flavors & Quality
Red Berries Red Berries
Mineral Mineral
Licorice Licorice
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COLOR
Pale Ruby Red
BODY
TANNIN
ACIDITY
SWEET
ALCOH.
12%
GRAPE(S)
Gamay
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Why this wine made the cut…
High value to complexity quotient.
Regnié, Beaujolais
GRAPE VARIETAL(S)
Gamay
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Gamay is a very old Burgundian variety often overshadowed by Pinot Noir. In the past, Gamay wines were often simple light and fruity wines, but old vine Gamay, especially Cru wines in Beaujolais have the potential to make very serious age-worthy wines with complex red and dark fruit, spice, and floral components at reasonable prices, especially for the serious complexity found in these wines.
Country / State
France
Region
Beaujolais
Producer
Antoine Sunier
Vintage
2021

Antoine Sunier

Régnié

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. 

Harvest at Antoine SunierHarvest at Antoine Sunier
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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.