The Clos de Beauregard is a south-facing slope in the village of St-Sorlin-en-Bugey. The 70yo vines are planted on a mix of limestone scree and iron-rich clay-limestone soils, directly overlooking the Rhône at 300m altitude. The summer drought of 2017 meant the yields were low (25hh), leading to an increased level of concentration. Vinified and aged in demi-muids (5-6yo) for just over a year, it is full on the attack, with delicious sun-gorged stone fruits and citruses, the mouthfeel is packed with fine bitters and mineral salts, forming an almost tannic impression on the gums and the tip of the tongue. A stunning bottling not to be missed by all the savagnin and chenin aficionados out there.