Jean-Luc Colombo Le Rouet Hermitage Rouge 1999

Syrah/Shiraz from Hermitage, Rhone, France

Item No. 53944
  • red wine
  • RP90

Winemaker's Notes

Production Area: Granite soil prevalent in the excellent vineyards "Le Méal" and "Les Greffieux" in the Northern Rhône Valley. Grape Varieties: 97% Syrah, 3% Marsanne Vinification: A classic fermentation process includes complete de-stemming followed by long maceration. The wine is aged in new oak barrels for 18 months.

Description: Color - Deep red color Bouquet - Elegant aromas of red fruit, chocolate and spices along with well-balanced tannins. Taste - A wine with good structure and a long finish. This wine will improve with age. Serving Suggestions: A genuine Hermitage to be enjoyed with game or roasts.

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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 Hermitage

(EHR-me-tahj) and Crozés-Hermitage (krohz EHR-me-tahj) The hill of Hermitage is something to be seen. It is a hill (just one hill) of only about 300 acres, with carefully terraced vines in granite based-soil. The soils of the hill are plotted to make sure that the best variety is planted in the best plot of soil, and the wines reflect those decisions. The hill is...

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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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