Tasted in ‘Bastys’ with Quentin Perroud, 17 February 2020.
Château du Basty
Lieu-dit Le Bastys
4412 route de Saint Joseph
Tel: +33 4 74 04 85 98
Quentin on 2019:
“A superb year I think – zero frost, a little pressure from oïdium on some of the higher slopes but we did okay with that. Plenty of rain in August and then the end of maturity came through very well – started harvesting 17 September – a correct volume for the harvest – Yields of 40-45 hl/ha – it’s what I’m aiming for. I think the wines will be very fine!”
Quentin on 2018:
“Bottled in June 2019 – this is the first vintage of the new approach here, with no added yeasts – so far only positive responses – I keep my fingers crossed.”
It’s a proper step up for each wine, from the surprisingly accessible Morgon to this mineral and intense Régnié – the new style chez Château Basty has a great debut!
From Grand Cras
Plenty of colour. Hmm – nicely elegant but with a certain depth of aroma too – that’s a very inviting nose. Silky, intense, layered in the middle – lots of fresh intensity here – great texture to match. Mouth-watering beautifully – there’s extra finesse here – excellent wine.
Good colour again. A nose that’s a little tighter in amplitude but the width is fine. Beautifully pure berry fruit – that’s very impressive – a big fresh wave of fruit and saline freshness crashing over the palate. Bravo for what is effectively BJV!
450m high – sandy, granitic soil – in fact, all the domaine is very sandy. 10 days of harvesting and this is usually the last. Analytically the ripes of all, but…
More colour. Tighter in the width but lots of aromatic depth here. A little dryness of micro-grained tannin in the middle, insistent intensity and of very fine dark fruit too. This more mineral and vibrant finishing. I love the extra structure here – bravo! Wait two years.
2018 Beaujolais-Lantignié Blanc
Hmm – A little mirabelle and some salinity too. Supple, melting, mineral, saline but with sucrosity and nothing approaching rigour. That’s very impressive, almost a grain of tannic complexity too – very easy to drink but there’s complexity here too.