This Gamay from Beaujolais has a beautiful pale crimson, almost purple colour in the glass. The nose is bright and fresh with aromas of ripe red fruits such as strawberry, raspberry and red currant, which are very typical of this style. The palate is juicy with soft silky tannins, filled with sweet red fruit flavours that keep you going back for more. It’s a light red with refreshing acidity rather than a medium or heavy style, which is what good Beaujolais should be! It’s a summery, elegant wine that is pure and fruity with a sappy, light but flavourful finish. This is an enjoyable and versatile wine that is fantastic on its own, or with casual fare such as chicken liver parfait with red currant fruit spreads over baguette crostinis. 13%ABV.
Domaine Andre Colonge is a family estate that has a history of wine growing dating back to 1789. Serge, Samuel and Landry Colonge’s estate is based at Lancie in the Beaujolais region of France, which sits just to the south of Burgundy and to the north of the Rhone Valley regions. Their 37 hectares (approximately 90 acres) of land cover different vineyards in the Crus (the best appellations) of Fleurie and Brouilly, plus the broader Beaujolais Villages and Beaujolais appellations. see more at domaine-andre-colonge-et-fils.com