Cornas "Terres Brûlées"

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Jean-Luc Colombo
Cornas "Terres Brûlées"
Appellation Cornas Contrôlée
RegionRhone Valley
Grape Varieties100% Syrah
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  • 94 Points
    Wine Enthusiast May 2016
DescriptionHailed as the winemaking wizard of the Rhone, 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 Rhone 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 Rhone Valley as well as the Languedoc and Roussillon regions of southern France.
VinificationGrapes are hand-harvested and de-stemmed. Fermentation takes places in stainless steel tanks. The wine is then aged for 21 months in oak barrels (15% new, 85% 1- to 4-year old). The wine is fined with egg whites and bottled unfiltered.
ColorA deep ruby-black with purple hints.
NoseBlackcurrant, dark cherries and blackberries, with spices, licorice and cocoa.
PalateA very rich mouthfeel with flavors of black fruit, jam, vanilla, spice and mineral notes.
AnalysisAlcohol: 13.5 %pH: 3.63RS: <1g/LTA: 3.53
Serving SuggestionsExcellent with game, beef, lamb, barbecue foods, roasted pork and a variety of other hearty dishes.