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Viognier la Violette

External Review by Palm Bay International:

Viognier La Violette 2007 - Best Wine Value, Food & Wine/ This Viognier calls to mind anise-scented peaches. It's made with fruit from the Languedoc region by one of the Rhone's most innovative negociants .

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Jean-Luc Colombo:
Jean-Luc Colombo was born in Marseilles and originally trained as a pharmacist but in 1986 he bought  the 8 hectare 'Les Ruchots ' vineyard in the Cornas appellation.He still lives on that estate,which is now organic, with his wife Anne and daughter Lauren but his business has expanded considerably as he now  owns vineyards in many Rhone valley and Languedoc appellations and also operates as a consultant and negociant..

External Reviews for Viognier la Violette

External Review
Source: Palm Bay International
11/20/2013

Viognier La Violette 2007 - Best Wine Value, Food & Wine/ This Viognier calls to mind anise-scented peaches. It's made with fruit from the Languedoc region by one of the Rhone's most innovative negociants .


External Review
Source: Palm Bay International
11/20/2013

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 Languedoc, France Grapes are sourced from 20-year-old vines with low yields of about 35hl/hectare, or 14hl/acre. All work in the vineyards is done manually and without the use of pesticides or irrigation, respecting the local environment. Grape Varieties 100% Viognier Vinification The wine undergoes controlled fermentation and maceration at 59°F, 80% in stainless steel tanks and 20% in barrels. The wine then spends 6 months on lees, 70% in tanks, and 30% in one-, two- and three-year-old barrels. Color Brilliant, light straw Bouquet “The Violettes” is named for its wild flower bouquet: possessing delicate aromatics of peaches, dried fruit and white flowers. Taste An elegant, dry, and wine with rich flavors of acaia flowers, yellow peaches and exotic fruits. Rich in a style that is texturally similarly to Chardonnay with a long finish. Alcohol 13.5% Serving Suggestions Lovely as an aperitif or with seafood appetizers. Great with iceberg, Caesar, or chopped salads, chicken dishes & crab cakes.


External Review
Source: Palm Bay International
11/20/2013

Corkscrew/ A gorgeously floral and refreshing pool wine from the Languedoc region of France. Crisp and smacks of stainless steel, with honeydew melon stealing your attention.


External Review
Source: Palm Bay International
11/20/2013

Enjoy a Provencal feast with Mediterranean wines/ The golden color exudes peach and citrus aromas with honeysuckle hints. Fine acidity balances fruity citrus and honey flavors through a lush, yet dry finish.


External Review
Source: Palm Bay International
11/20/2013

Viognier La Violette 2009 - Sante/ Herbaceous aromas of Mediterranean spice over ripe black fruit. Flavors of blackberry, cedar, and a hint of oak. Balanced and smooth finish.


External Review
Source: Palm Bay International
11/20/2013

Recommended Wines/ A gorgeously floral and refreshing pool wine from the Languedoc region of France. Crisp and smacks of stainless steel, with honeydew melon stealing your attention.




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