The Régnié appellation is part of the Beaujolais wine area. It is located on the North of Beaujolais region. It covers only the commune of Regnié-Durette with about four-square kilometers vineyards. Its favorable geographical location, in between its two other wine area, Brouilly and Morgon, produces wines of a unique fruitiness. This area of appellation has elevation between 200 and 500 meters above sea level. The grounds can contain up to 70% sand, which gives the vineyard very poor soils, light and superficial, having a good flow.
Its production rate can reach 2,278,700 liters each year. The favorable climatic conditions for the maturation of grapes provide good condition of the Gamay grape variety. The red wines of this appellation are appreciated for their length in the mouth. The wines aromas are red fruits accompanied by spicy and mineral notes.
The climate of Régnié appellation is continental which is a majority climate in Beaujolais wine area. More than 115 winegrowers are located in Regnie appellation and many of them practice organic growing methods. This appellation was recognized officially in 1988.
A part of important features of Regnie appellation for red wines are as follows:
- Soil: Sand and clay.
- Taste: Balanced.
- Wine color: Red wine.
- Aromas: Red fruits with spicy and mineral notes.
- Aging potential: 2 – 7 years.
- Serving temperature: 15 to 17° C