Domaine de Colette, Morgon, Beaujolais, France, 2019
Domaine de Colette is in the small village of Lantignié, regarded as the top village in the cru of Regnié.
Run by the humble Jacky Gauthier, it was founded by his father René. Gauthier studied enology at the tender age of 17 and immediately started working with his father in the vineyards. Their steep pink granite vineyards are home to vines of about 45 years old, but one plot, called Colette, reaching over 80 years. The grapes undergo carbonic maceration followed by a gentle pressing. A pleasant ruby-red colour, the wine presents fresh red fruit ﬂavours in its youth, but over time evolve into delightful complex ripe fruit ﬂavours.
The vineyards are cultivated using Haute Valeur Environnementale, a stricter practice than Lutte Raisonnée and very minimal intervention as Jacky’s approach is 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.
No oak ageing
This light red wine has plentiful red fruit aromas, cherries and raspberries. Its is fleshy and soft with juicy fruit and a lively acidity. The supple tannins are ripe and light, the finish is silky and persistent.
Makes the perfect partner for Red meat, carpaccio of beef, fillet of duck, game, matured cheeses.
12 x 75cl