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Domaine de Colette, Beaujoulais

Jacky Gauthier is the fourth generation of winemakers in his family.

The Domaine is in the hands of Evelyne and Jacky Gaulthier. Jacky started out on his own at 17 when he took over his uncle's estate and bought some additional plots to offer a wide range of terroir wines.

When Evelyne's parents retired, the estates were united to form Domaine de Colette. Jacky is extremely eco-aware and practises "Lutte Raisonnée" as well as using only organic manure.

The vineyards of Domaine de Colette are cultivated using "Lutte Raisonnée" or minimal intervention as Jacky Gaulthier's approach is very ecological.

Only organic manure is used as well as grassing over and shallow ploughing. The soil is granitic and the bush trained vines average 40 years old. The harvest is all carried out by hand with yields never exceeding 45 hl per ha.

Domaine de Colette