Renegade Wines Newsletter


Domaine de Colette is located in the small village of Lantignie, regarded as the top village in the cru of Regnie, and less than 1 kilometer from the border of Morgon. It is owned and run by the humble Jacky Gauthier (with his wife Evelyne), whose family has been making wine for several generations.
Organic farming is practiced in the vineyard with low yields a goal. The wines are aged in neutral cement tanks with outstanding results; a delicious mouthful of ripe Gamay, whose granite soils provide minerality and whose excellent exposure allows the burst of the Beaujolais fruit we know and love.
These are fantastic wines.
We are offering four of their newest releases:
2020 Domaine de Colette Beaujolais-Villages Rose
(France, Burgundy, Beaujolais-Villages)
This is a great way to begin the line-up: with a dry, crisp, refreshing Rose. Brisk raspberry fruit greets you first followed by cranberry, red cherry, orange melon, and a savory saltiness. Good acid binds it all together allowing for a delightful finish.
2020 Domaine de Colette Beaujolais-Villages Coteaux de Colette
(France, Burgundy, Beaujolais-Villages)
The grapes come from steep pink granite vineyards with an average age of 60 years. Pleasant ruby-red color, this wine presents small red fruit aromas and flavors at first, but over time these evolve into surprisingly complex ripe, even jammy, fruit flavors. Excellent companion to charcuterie, red meat or local cheeses.
2020 Domaine de Colette Beaujolais-Villages Lantignie Nature
(France, Burgundy, Beaujolais-Villages)
Boysenberries, black raspberry, rhubarb, stony minerality, all come together in this unique and rare bottling. Lantignie, while not technically a Cru Beaujolais, is considered the next best site (and may be promoted to Cru someday soon).
This wine, with its wax top, has no added sulfur, drinks wonderfully clean and fresh, and may be our newest 'new favorite' Gamay, especially for the price.
2018 Domaine de Colette Morgon Le Charme de Colette
(France, Burgundy, Beaujolais, Morgon)
This wine comes from a single plot of 80 year-old vines planted on south facing schist slopes. The grapes, after a strict selection, are vinified by carbonic maceration then aged in cement tanks before being bottled. Apart from the remarkable minerality imparted by the schist soils here, there is a bounty of ripe red fruit. This perfect balance not only makes it a great food wine (think coq au vin, game meats and mature cheeses) but makes it interesting to cellar a few bottles and see where it goes. Speaking strictly off the record it's so good now it'll be hard to hide bottles away.
If you'd like to try all four wines side-by-side
(and what a fun evening that would be)
we can offer this 4-pack for $65.
Individual bottle sales always welcome too.

Eric Rodez Champagne Grand Cru Cuvee des Crayeres
(France, Champagne)
Eric Rodez, is the 8th generation in his family to produce Champagne, and he has been making Champagne under his own name since 1984. Previously he was the esteemed cellar master at Krug.
A marriage of 60% Pinot Noir and 40% Chardonnay, this Champagne sports fine bubbles and gorgeous aromas of baked apple, brioche, lemon curd, and pear. The Champagne closes on an emphatic, sharply focused mineral note, with firm grip and spicy persistence.

Paltrinieri Lambrusco di Sorbara Radice
(Italy, Emilia-Romagna, Lambrusco di Sorbara DOC)
$40 - 1.5 Liter
We sold out of the 750ml sized bottles pretty darn quick but are lucky enough to have magnums of this gorgeous wine on the shelves.
This is one of the wines that put Lambrusco on the map. A perfect Summer sipper.

2018 Les Matheny Arbois
Pinot + Trousseau
(France, Jura, Arbois)
Few in the Jura are as talented as Emeric Foleat of the tiny Les Matheny Domaine in Arbois. He embraces organic methods and trusts the quality of his fruit to do its thing in the cellar without coercion.
This wine, equal amounts of Pinot Noir and Trousseau, has amazing presence. It encapsulates the intensity and rugged depth of the Trousseau and pairs it with the fine structure of Jura Pinot Noir. More than the sum of its parts, this wine is both charming in its youth and built to last for years in the cellar.
Days and days later we are still discussing this one.

2019 Le Boncie '5'
(Italy, Tuscany, Toscana IGT)
Giovanna Morganti is quickly becoming recognized as one of the best of the new generation of Tuscan winemakers.
Giovanna’s father was a legendary oenologist who believed in Tuscan varietals long before the “flying consultants” identified this area as a profit center.
Cinque is a blend of Sangiovese (95%) and Colorino (5%).
Black cherry, olives, waves of spice and a subtle warm earth undertone. Medium bodied yet completely refined and well-balanced, this is a red that has an astonishing flexibility with pairings from lamb chops to grilled vegetables. Giovanna likes to call it Cinque because she feels that it's a wine to “keep on hand” (5 fingers) and that is unquestionably the truth.

2018 Elena Fucci Aglianico del Vulture Titolo
(Italy, Basilicata, Aglianico del Vulture)
Elena Fucci is one of Italy's superstar vintners. She's dynamic, beguiling, serious and extremely talented (follow her on instagram: @elena.fucci for a real treat).
Aglianico is considered one of Italy's three most prestigious grape varieties - along with Nebbiolo and Sangiovese. Wines from this varietal can age gracefully as Barolo does. As for the wine:
There’s no mistaking the masses of pure, mineral-laden, musky Aglianico del Vulture fruit that wafts up from this 2018. It’s dark, with violet florals and smoke smoldering in the glass thanks to the black volcanic soil. The silky textures wash a polished wave of mineral-tinged black fruits and savory exotic spices across the palate with ease, propelled by zippy acidity. Grippy tannins emerge, yet the mouth waters as a salty component lingers, along with hints of licorice and lavender. If you've never experienced a great Aglianico this is the producer to drink. We think of her as the Foradori of Southern Italy, each producer a master of their varietal.

2018 Bruno Rocca Barbaresco
(Italy, Piedmont, Langhe, Barbaresco)
Bruno Rocca's 2018 Barbaresco is impressive for its extraordinary quality.
The wine is ethereal and delicate with cool-climate freshness, cranberry and violet notes mingling with rose petal, pencil lead, earth, and spice.
This is very enjoyable now with only a little air-time. Open up a bottle and then get your grill ready. A worthy wine paired with rib-eyes.

Call or email 805.568.1961 to reserve yours and we'll have it ready ASAP for curbside pickup
or in store pick up (or even delivery if you like)

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Renegade Wines
417 Santa Barbara Street Suite A-6
Santa Barbara, CA 93101

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