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Oxford Companion to Wine

Oxford Companion to Wine

By Jancis Robinson

Published 2006

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Régnié, the most recently created beaujolais cru (in 1988), is a tribute to communal spirit, or at least the spirit abroad in the neighbouring communes of Régnié-Durette and Lantignié, whose vignerons lobbied for years to be allowed to join the other nine crus. The total area of vineyards had shrunk to 287 ha/709 acres by 2012, however. This is one of the highest and most westerly of the crus immediately east of Beaujeu and can taste more like a Beaujolais-Villages unless very well done.