Régnié, the most recent village to be elevated to Cru status (only in 1988), lies just to the north of Brouilly. Like Brouilly, the vines here tend to be on rather flat, sandy soil. The wines retain the fruit character of a Brouilly, but with a slightly richer feel, in a round, rich style that remains a little chunky and perhaps rustic.
Wine 101 - Beaujolais
Celebrate Beaujolais Nouveau Day 2014 with our classic guide to the region.