The Colonge family have been making wine in this part of the Beaujolais region since 1789.
The estate is in the heart of the Beaujolais Cru appellation areas, on the commune of Lancié. Its surface area is 37 HA shared between 4 appellations: Fleurie, Brouilly, Beaujolais Villages and Beaujolais.
Their straight Beaujolais is mainly on clay soils whilst their Beaujolais Villages is on granitic, sandy soils more similar to the terroir of Fleurie.
The Beaujolais Villages vines are around 40 years old as are their vines in Fleurie.
Harvesting remains 100% manual, with two successive sortings: in the vineyards and before the grapes enter the cellar, to guarantee high quality wines that combine finesse, aromas and body, donning a lovely ruby red robe shot through with purple tints.
From its exceptional Beaujolais setting, with the know-how and skills gained over the generations, the estate is increasingly concentrating on the health of its customer-consumers, bringing them a product that is crafted in respect for Man and the environment.
A lovely deep crimson in appearance, the nose is bursting with crunchy red fruit and sweet spice, backed up by a touch of pear drop and strawberry. The palate emphasizes the ripe red fruit flavours backed up by good acidity and silky tannins that give way to a finish of strawberry jam notes. On a mission to seduce.
Pair with charcuterie and patés, terrines, rillettes and saucisson sec and with white-rinded cheeses such as Brie and Camembert. Cold cuts of meat and game dishes using pigeon.