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.
No oak aging.
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.