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Date Printed: 10/23/2014
Jean-Luc Colombo Rose de Cote Bleue 2007
Jean-Luc Colombo Rose de Cote Bleue 2007
(search item no. 96053)
Wine Enthusiast rating: 88 points
PRICE ON 10/23/2014: $9.79

Winemaker's Notes:

A soft, delicate pink wine with subtle hints of peach, rose petal and pepper on the nose. A surprisingly complex wine, with intriguing notes of raspberry, cherry and black olive.

This is a great rosé to enjoy on its own or with a wide range of appetizers, fish, poultry dishes and vegetarian fare.

Rhone-based negociant Jean-Luc Colombo has crafted this fleshy, ripe and round rose from a blend of 40% Syrah, 40% Mourvedre and 20% Counoise. It's got plenty of cherry fruit, but that's balanced by hints of minerality and a touch of fresh lime on the finish."
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About Jean-Luc Colombo:

A native of Marseilles, Colombo first developed a strong admiration for the wines of the Rhône Valley in the late 1970s as a pharmacy student. A devotee of the Syrah grape, Colombo was convinced that the northern Rhône appellation of Cornas offered enormous and, at the time, unrecognized potential for producing super-quality Syrah wines. After earning degrees in pharmacy and enology, Colombo and his wife Anne, also a pharmacist and enologist, moved to Cornas, fully intending to support themselves as pharmacists while developing a wine consultancy on the side.

It was not long before Colombo began purchasing and cultivating his own vineyards - first in Cornas then throughout the Rhône Valley and Languedoc - leading to the establishment in 1994 of Vins Jean-Luc Colombo. The wines of Vins Jean-Luc Colombo are all sourced from Colombo's own vineyards and from carefully selected domains under his direct consultation.

Colombo has not limited his magical sphere of influence to Cornas. The company now embraces 27 wines representing major appellations of the Rhône Valley as well as the Languedoc and Roussillon regions of southern France. Most recently, Colombo has returned to his roots for his latest winemaking venture in the Côte Bleue district near Marseilles.