Jacky Gauthier, Domaine de Colette "Coteaux de Colette" Beaujolais-Villages 2020 (Regnie, Beaujolais, France) - [JS 90]

Jacky Gauthier, Domaine de Colette "Coteaux de Colette" Beaujolais-Villages 2020
(Regnie, Beaujolais, France) - [JS 90]

Regular price $20.00 Sale price $14.97 Save $5.03

Only 1 items in stock!
About the Winery:
Domaine de Colette is located in the small village of Lantignié, regarded as the top village in the cru of Regnié, and less than 1 kilometer from the border of Morgon. It is owned and run by the humble Jacky Gauthier (with his wife Evelyne), whose family has been making wine for several generations. It was his father René who officially created Domaine de Colette in 1953. Gauthier began studying enology in the late 1970’s at the tender age of 17, planning to work with his parents’ on their then 8 hectares of vineyards. Meanwhile, in 1980 he got an offer from an uncle to help him work his vineyard, which he gladly accepted, and in 1984 was able to buy that vineyard and make wine from both family vineyards. His father passed away a decade later and he created one domaine encompassing all the family vineyards.

Tasting Notes:
This comes from steep pink granite vineyards with an average age of 45 years—but one of the plots, called Colette, is 80 years old. The grapes undergo carbonic maceration followed by a gentle pressing. A pleasant ruby-red color, this wine presents small red fruit aromas and flavors in its youth, but over time these evolve into surprisingly complex ripe, even jammy, fruit flavors. Excellent companion to charcuterie, red meat or local cheeses.

12.5% ABV

Ratings & Reviews

90 Points - James Suckling:
"This classic Beaujolais Village has tons of cherry and banana character. Juicy and crisp, but there’s also the substance to carry this in-your-face freshness. Did somebody say picnic? Drink now." (4/23/21)

Ian Cauble, Master Sommelier:
"Domaine de Colette is a standard bearer in Beaujolais, and this wine is quintessential Fleurie. Once again, Jacky Gauthier proves that his wines are some of the best values in Beaujolais.

This Fleurie is a soulful, unimpeachable classic; drinking it is like listening to the original song behind the hip-hop sample—and liking that original better. We have featured and stocked Domaine de Colette Fleurie consistently over the years, never striking a false note—and all the while, its price has barely budged. What else can I say? This is essential drinking for all of us who appreciate authentic terroir character and exceptional value. Take as much as you can fit! When you stick your nose in the glass, that’s when the real fun begins, with wild raspberry, red currant, blackberry, and Mirabelle plum layered with lavender, rose, and wet pebbles. The palate is invitingly fresh and medium-bodied; a prototypical example of a Gamay that thrives with a touch of chill on it—we recommend serving around 55-60 degrees in Burgundy stems."