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Charly Thevenet, Regnie Grain & Granit 2012


Recommendation: A VERY flavorful, noteworthy Beaujolais that’s simply delicious.

Winery/Producer: Charly Thevenet; Villie-Morgon, France.

Grape Variety: Gamay.

Geographic Region, Appellation: Regnie, France.

Vintage: 2012

Price: Gift (estimate, $27.00)

Purchased From: The Caviste Wine Shop; Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

Paired With: Pork loin, sweet potatoes and peas.

Tasting:

    He said: Opened 30-minutes before drinking. Surprising very dark garnet color with a light brick red rim. Strong damp earth, mushroom, cherry and chalky aromas. Powerful mouth-filling fresh red cherry taste and a long dry finish with fruit, delicious soft tannins and mineral. This is not a wimpy Beaujolais. Fantastic bouquet and layers of rich flavors that go on and on…every sip got better!!! What a GREAT Beaujolais and flavorful beyond words. Wonderful with the pork and OUTSTANDING drinking alone. Two thumbs up from me…a VERY flavorful, noteworthy Beaujolais that’s simply delicious.

    She said: Ruby red color with a brown rim, legs abundant, thin, and speedy. A yummy horsey aroma greeted the nostrils and was followed by a light body with lots of horsey flavor that continued into the long finish. Lots going on with this wine making it interesting as it passes over the palette. Soft tannins roll through the mouth and are just enough to enhance the finish without overpowering it. The pork was highly seasoned with garlic, which I love, but the wine stood up well and was delicious with it. I rate it a great pairing and a great wine! The aroma, taste, tannins and finish were all that I could ask for. I usually do not like Beaujolais’ because of their light body but the positives of the wine were so great I forgot my prejudice. The wine was so good I would buy it again in a flash.

    Comments:

Alcohol: 12.5%

Bar code: 7 561503 23206 9

Imported by: Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant; Berkeley, California.