L’Épicurieux – 2020


Sébastien Congretel 2022 Domaine L’ÉpicurieuxTasted in Régnié-Durette with Sébastien Congretel, 14 February 2022.

Domaine L’Épicurieux
4336 Voie Romaine
Hameau Saint Joseph,
69910 Villié Morgon
Tel: +33 6 33 56 47 55
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Sébastien on his 2020s:
I’m planning to bottle the 2020s around the time of the Bien Boire Beaujolais (BBB – early April 2022.) It’s because of the energy in these wines that I have gone from a 8-9 month elevage to closer to 18 months – the ripeness also played a factor. I can say that I’m very happy with the vintage.

We tasted everything direct from tank – and whilst the wines were rather cold – they were also in good shape to taste.

The wines…

Cold but very fine wines – some great!

Wines with blue labels here indicate that they are contracts for grapes:

2020 Régnié Chacha
From foudre. Vines in Les Buyards, an alluvial soil here, quite deep then you hit clay. These vines are organic vines…
A pretty and fresh red nose – frank and attractive. Open, energetic – lovely acidity – a little reduction but nothing heavy. Vibrant easy red fruit finish – always a slightly dynamic side to this wine.

2020 Brouilly Whole lotta Love
Blue label – the supplier is organic, in fact biodynamic.
A much deeper nose. Dark fruit with a little extra purity – if more direct and less open. A lot more material – similar energy – a wine of energy and power combined – That’s really excellent – and beautifully dark fruited. That’s a great finish – a really great Brouilly…

2020 Morgon Les Charmes Zélébrité
Almost north-east facing about 65-year-old vines. ‘I like the freshness that this parcel keeps.’ Only a small cuvée this year – and it’s practically sold out.
A deep nose, a dark nose – narrowr than the Brouilly, faintly oaked – the barrel is much less visible in the flavours. Wider – pure fruit, lovely shape and direction that’s really excellent.

2020 Morgon Hautes Hey Joe
Blue label – From Corcelettes, organic.
That’s a beautiful nose of attractive red berries – airy and perfumed. Open, mouth-filling great energy and super detail – love the purity of this wine – bravo!

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