Côtes du Rhône Rouge "Les Abeilles"

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Jean-Luc Colombo
Côtes du Rhône Rouge "Les Abeilles"
Appellation Côtes du Rhône Contrôlée
RegionRhone Valley
Grape Varieties60% Grenache, 30% Syrah, 10% Mouvèdre
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 southern France. Learn about our 'Bee Helpful' program!
VinificationThe grapes are harvested manually, then de-stemmed, lightly crushed and fermented in stainless steel tanks where the wine is refined for 10 months before bottling.
ColorIntense purple.
NoseSeductive aromas of red fruits, coriander and bay leaf.
PalateThis is a fresh and silky wine, with notes of licorice and spice on the palate.
AnalysisAlcohol: 14 %
Serving SuggestionsA food-friendly wine which will perfectly match grilled lamb, pork and assorted cheeses.