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.
Colombo has turned to the vineyards of the blue coast near Marseille for the inspiration behind his Cape Bleue Rosé. In a return to his roots, Colombo, a native of the area, produces this delicate, expressive Rosé from this promontory of land overlooking the bay of Marseille. Known for its shimmering landscape this area of Provence has been captured on canvas by countless artists, most famously Cézanne.
Provence, France From hilly vineyards with stony/limestone soils, located around the city of Salon de Provence above the bay of Marseille. This region benefits from a warm Mediterranean climate and maritime influence. WINEMAKER Jean-Luc Colombo, considered a “Revolutionary Enologist” by Robert Parker, works closely with his wife, Anne and daughter, Laure to craft award-winning wines from the South of France.
67% Syrah, 33% Mourvèdre.
Traditional “saignée” method is used – where the crushed red grapes undergo a 10 hours cold soak until the desired color is achieved and then the tanks are drained of all juice and/or must. Fermentation is at low temperature for three weeks in order to preserve primary aromas in stainless steel vats and bottled immediately after to preserve freshness.
Soft, delicate salmon pink
Subtle hints of peach, rose petal and soft pepper on the nose
Dry, round and full of finesse. Surprisingly complex, with intriguing notes of raspberries, cherries, black olive and fennel.
A great rosé to enjoy on its own or with a wide range of appetizers, fish, poultry dishes and vegetarian fare. A perfect wine to share with friends!