Côtes du Rhône "Les Forots"

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Jean-Luc Colombo
Côtes du Rhône "Les Forots"
Appellation Côtes du Rhône Contrôlée
CountryFrance
RegionRhone Valley
Grape Varieties51% Grenache; 49% Syrah
AppellationCotes du Rhone AOC
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  • 90 Points
    Wine Review Online September 2013
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.
VinificationHand harvested bunches are 100% de-stemmed and lightly crushed before fermentaion in stainless steel tanks. The wine is aged for 9 months, 25% in one- to four-year-old oak barrels.
ColorRuby red.
NoseViolets, spices and licorice.
PalateHarmonious with an elegant structure; appealing flavors of small ripe berry fruits (raspberries, blackberries and blueberries) and notes of licorice and spices.
AnalysisAlcohol: 13.5 %pH: 3.46RS: <1.0 g/L
Bottle size
750 ml
Serving SuggestionsPairs well with tuna, lamb or chicken with herbs and spices.