Jean-Luc Colombo Les Ruchets Cornas 1999

Syrah/Shiraz from Cornas, Rhone, France

Item No. 53946
  • red wine
  • collectible wine
  • RP91
  • ST89
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Winemaker's Notes

Production Area: Granite arenas on the steep slopes of the right bank of the Rhône. Grape Varieties: 100% Syrah, very old vines of more than 90 years old. Vinification: All work in the vineyards is done manually. Grapes are de-stemmed and fermented in stainless steel tanks after a long maceration of 30 days. The wine is then aged for 18 months, 70% in new oak and 30% in one year-old oak barrels.

Description: Color - Inky black color Bouquet - The nose is complex with both floral and fruity flavours. Taste - On the palate, flavors of black fruit, blackcurrants and herbs dominate, with a touch of vanilla. A solid, concentrated wine that will be fabulous in 3 or 4 years but will continue to evolve for at least two decades. Serving Suggestions: This wine will match perfectly a good T-bone steak and most game meats.

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A native of Marseilles, Colombo first developed a strong admiration for the wines of the Rhone Valley in the late 1970s as a pharmacy student. A devotee of the Syrah grape, Colombo was convinced that the northern Rhone appellation of Cornas offered enormous and, at the time, unrecognized potential for producing super-quality Syrah wines. After earning degrees in pharmacy and...

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Learn About Cornas

(core-NAHS) Talk about potential... the appellation of Cornas is lesser-known than its northern counterparts, but has the ability to make delicious, hearty, long-lasting wines. The hills of Cornas are steep and hug the Rhone river, as many Northern Rhone appellations do. Cornas is typically best when aged for up to 10 years, although pioneer winemakers, like Jean-Luc Columbo...

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Learn About Syrah/Shiraz

(seh-RAH/shee-RAHZ) It's a Smokin' Grape Syrah and Shiraz - same grape, different name. It's a popular and adept variety, growing in multiple regions and creating many different styles of wine. The home base of Syrah is the Northern Rhone, where it creates the exclusive wines of Hermitage and Cote Rotie. On the less pricy side, the Rhone makes Syrah-based wines in Crozes...

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