An elegant and beautifully balanced expression, rich in voluptuous dark fruit aromas, with a firm and rounded texture and an alluring cherry and blackberry finish.
vines have an average age of 70 years and are grown in a plot at the foot of the famous windmill the ‘Moulin-à-Vent’ which gave the Cru its name. At over 250 meters of altitude, this south-east facing plot of ‘Les Greneriers’ is renowned for its distinctive soil made up of alluvial-sandy granite which imparts intense colour, richness, body, and long ageing potential to the wine. 70% of the wine was matured in concrete tanks for six months. 30% aged for six months in medium-toast French oak barrels of two years.
Since 1828, Domaine de Colonat has been handed down from father to son, and today it is the seventh generation of winegrowers, Thomas Collonge who runs the estate along with his wife Julie. Since 2008, Thomas has been gradually taking over from his parents, bringing with him an eco-friendly approach to cultivating the 12- hectare estate, which covers seven appellations in the Beaujolais appellation, as well as sourcing grapes from long-term contracts with other growers. In 2017, he started the process of converting to organic cultivation and presently, one third of the estate is organic certified and the estate is sustainably cultivated and certified HVE. Thomas aims to express the very best of his distinctive Beaujolais terroir, and he succeeds, producing classy, award-winning, authentic, and elegant wines with a marked identity.