Antoine Sunier

Beaujolais

An exciting new face on the Beaujolais scene, Antoine Sunier was inspired by the “Gang of Four” (Lapierre, Thevenet, Foullard and Breton) and other young producers who put quality Cru Beaujolais back on the map in the 90s. Encouraged by his brother Julien, who started making wine in Morgon in 2008, he decided that he also wanted to work with ‘nature and the vines’ and quit IT in 2012 to study Oenology and Viticulture in Beaune. He spent time with Jean-Paul Lapalu in Beaujolais, and Chateau de Prémeaux in Burgundy, as well as working with his brother before taking the plunge with his own venture. He rents 2.6 hectares in Régnié and 1.2 hectares in Morgon, both sites are farmed organically. His winemaking is low-intervention: he vinifies semi-carbonically, as he feels full carbonic would risk losing the terroir; aging is in old Burgundy barrels; and he bottles without filtration and with minimal SO2. Considering 2014 was his debut vintage, we predict a bright future for these energetic, structured wines.

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Region - Beaujolais