Jean-Luc Colombo Cornas les Ruchets 2009

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Inky black color. The nose is complex with both floral and fruity flavors. On the palate, flavors of black fruit, bla...

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Hailed as the winemaking wizard of the Rhône, Jean-Luc Colombo has achieved a high-profile international reputation for making innovative wines tha... Read more

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Source: Palm Bay International
04/15/2013

Hailed as the winemaking wizard of the Rhône, Jean-Luc Colombo has achieved a high-profile international reputation for making innovative wines that are original, memorable and bursting with personality. Despite a resolute aversion to change in the Cornas region, Colombo has brazenly introduced innovative methods in his vineyards and throughout the production process based on a respect for nature and his fundamental belief that good wine is the culmination of three key elements: terroir, human endeavor and modern winemaking techniques. The result? A more accessible style of Rhône Valley wines, reflecting an exuberance of fruit and depth of expression and showcasing the full potential of the Syrah grape when grown in the unique terroir of Cornas. Through his intense dedication, Colombo has brought the wines of Cornas into the international limelight. The company now embraces wines representing major appellations of the Rhône Valley as well as the Languedoc and Roussillon regions of southern France. Production Area Rhone Valley, France Grapes come from 95-year-old vines on the steep, granite slopes of the right bank of the Rhone at an elevation of 920 feet above sea level. All work in the vineyards is done manually and without the use of pesticides or irrigation, respecting the local environment. Grape Varieties 100% Syrah Vinification Grapes are hand-harvested and de-stemmed. Fermentation takes places in stainless steel tanks for a period of 10 days at an average temperature of 68°F. Post fermentation maceration lasts a period of 14 days at a temperature of 84°F. The wine is then aged for 20 months in oak barrels (50% new, 50% in one-to two-year old). When ready for bottling, the wine is fined with egg whites and bottled unfiltered. Color A deep cherry tone Bouquet Elegant aromas of violets, licorice and spice with a hint of vanilla Taste A full-bodied wine with lovely notes of blackberry, blackcurrant, white pepper and slight toast Alcohol 13.5% Serving Suggestions Excellent with game such as duck, hare or pigeon but also perfect with steak, hearty pasta dishes and grilled root vegetables.


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Grapes come from 90+-year-old vines on the steep slopes of the right bank of the Rhone. All work in the vineyards is done manually.

Tasting Notes:

Inky black color. The nose is complex with both floral and fruity flavors. On the palate, flavors of black fruit, blackcurrants and herbs dominate, accented by a touch of vanilla. A solid, concentrated wine that will continue to evolve for at least two decades.

Grapes come from 90+-year-old vines on the steep slopes of the right bank of the Rhone. All work in the vineyards is done manually.

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Aged 18 months in French Oak.

Notes: The wine is aged for 18 months, 70% in new oak and 30% in one-year-old oak barrels.


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