Régnié AOC dates from 1988 and is the youngest of the ten Beaujolais crus. It lies between Brouilly AOC to the south and Morgon AOC to the north, and slightly to the west where it overlaps into the commune of Régnié-Durette
Communes: Lantignié. | Régnié-Durette.
Vineyard area: 746ha is delimited, most of which is in Régnié itself, with just under 6ha in Regnié-Durette (Guide Hachette des Vins 2004, p.177-8).
Terroir: The commune runs north-west to south-east, on sandy-stony subsoils, this being the area of the Fleurie granite massif, with some areas of light clay, with most vines at between 300-500 metres (Guide Hachette des Vins 2004, p.178).
Vineyard area & wine production: 1988 35,094hl from 600 hectares (Clive Coates MW: 1990, p.184). | 2002 29,676hl from 525ha (Guide Hachette des Vins 2004, p.177-8).
Wine style: ‘Light, can be thin in lesser years,’ (Oz Clarke: 2015, p.217). ‘Similar in style to Brouilly AOC,’ (Clive Coates MW: 1990, p.184).