New Cornas and CÔtes du RhÔne Releases
from Jean-Luc Colombo

ColomboMick Rock/Cephas
These new releases from Jean-Luc Colombo include his flavorful red and white Cotes du Rhone and several special cuveés from Cornas. Jean-Luc is closely identified with the wines of this tiny appellation of only 110 hectares located on the right bank of the Rhone River. It is an area ideally suited for Syrah, and Jean Luc’s wines are among the finest expressions of Syrah from the appellation.

Sourced from steep slopes, old vines. and granitic soils, his wines reveal a remarkable combination of power, earthiness and a unique style of delicacy and refinement. Present in the wines are aromas and flavors of violets, black currants, licorice and loam. They are perfectly balanced and structured with ripe tannins and persistent finishes.

The 2010 vintage in Cornas allowed for long slow maturation of fruit in cool conditions during the later part of the growing season and during harvest, which took place from mid-September to early October. The wines show remarkable freshness and purity and provide considerable drinking pleasure today with the potential for improvement in the bottle. Bigger wines such as “La Louvee” and “Les Ruchets” are sourced from 70+ to 90+ year-old vines and need more time in the bottle to reveal their richness.

For a profile of Jean-Luc Colombo and his wines, see our profile of him in: “The Wines of Jean-Luc Colombo” .

The wines of Jean-Luc Colombo are imported by Palm Bay International.

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