Beaujolais et Lyonnais

Domaine de Colonat

The Domaine Colonat is a family winery founded in 1828 in the heart of the Beaujolais. The Collonge family has passed on this love of vines and wine from generation to generation. It is today Thomas Collonge who is at the head of the vineyard of 12 hectares distributed on the appellations Morgon, Fleurie, Régnié, Moulin-à-vent, Chiroubles and Beaujolais. Find out more
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The history of the estate

Located on the edge of an ancient road that led to Bibracte, the economic capital of the Eduens (Gaulish people of the 1st century B.C.), and which saw the transit of many amphorae of Roman wine, the Colonat estate today perpetuates the wine-making tradition of the Beaujolais region

The history of the domain begins in 1828 when Claud Collonge buys the actual domain. Since then, the vineyard has been passed down from generation to generation, and today it is Thomas Collonge and his wife Julie, the 7th generation, who hold the reins of the estate to perpetuate the family legacy.

The estate covers 12 hectares of vines, spread over 7 appellations: Morgon, Moulin à Vent, Chiroubles, Brouilly, Regnie, Beaujolais-Villages red and white.

The heritage of a terroir and a sacred nature

Located in the heart of Beaujolais, the family vineyard has sought for 200 years to exploit the terroirs where Gamay is sublimated. The estate is divided between first and great terroirs, in order to produce vintages and grand vintages of Beaujolais.

Each of the parcels is cultivated with passion and know-how in order to get the full potential of these complex and diverse geological terroirs, as well as of the mythical grape variety which is the Gamay. In this way, the terroir is fully expressed in the wines, and the Gamay can reveal its intense aromas.

The harvest is done manually and extends over several long weeks in order to select each bunch or berry at the right time. The estate team makes up to 3 passes per plot during the harvest.

Yields are deliberately kept low and planting density is reduced to 10,000 vines per hectare. The cultivated soils are very poor granitic soils marked by a shallow depth before the rock. These elements naturally limit the vigor of the Gamay. The vines are also grassed, which competes with them and maintains a strong biodiversity.
Registered since 15/06/2021
4505 Voie Romaine ,
69910 Villié-Morgon
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