Well, isn’t this just the most obvious choice for our November Wine of the Month selection? It was nearly so laughably obvious a choice that we almost went in another direction, but this juicy, delectable little Beaujolais-Villages is just so damn good, and perfect for Thanksgiving we couldn’t pass it up!
We’ve stocked the wines from Domaine Colette for a few vintages now, and have had glowing success with this village level, as well as their Cru Fleurie. The wines always way over deliver in their price category and each vintage seems to find new red wines lovers to impress. Add this supple and generous wine to the list folks. Absolutely nothing here not to love.
The Gauthier family have been long time growers in Beaujolais, but it was not until 1953 that the family began bottling wines under their own label. Over the years Jacky Gauthier has folded other family holdings into what we now know as Domaine Colette. Organically farmed with the upmost respect for farming clean, healthy fruit free from herbicides and pesticides. Sourced from several plots, the Gamay for this Beaujolais comes from 45-80 year old vines which give this fun quaffing wine just a bit more tension and depth. Bright red fruit, a scrape of black pepper and flint, with a soft mouthfeel, and just the perfect touch of grip on the finish make it a no-brainer with just about anything on the dinner table. Don’t just load up for Thanksgiving, people. This is a wine you will want to have on hand all season long.