Jean-Luc Colombo Les Abeilles Cotes du Rhone 2000

Rhone Red Blends from Cotes du Rhone, Rhone, France

Price: $19.99
Item No. 56684

Winemaker's Notes

Production Area: From ancient terraced vineyards comprised of gravel on a bed of sandy clay in the area of Cairanne and Gigondas in the Southern Rhône Valley.

Grape Varieties: 50% Grenache, 30% Syrah, 20% Mourvèdre from 25 year-old vines. Vinification: The grapes are harvested manually, then de-stemmed, lightly crushed and fermented in stainless steel tanks. The wine is aged 20% in new oak for 9 months before bottling.

Description: Color - Intense purple color Bouquet - Aromas of small red fruits, leather and spices Taste - Liquorice, spicy flavors and silky tannins. Serving Suggestions: A friendly wine which will perfectly match grilled lamb, pork, and cheeses.

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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 Cotes du Rhone

A Cote of Many Grapes The appellation of Cotes du Rhone encompasses much of the land of the area, not to mention much of the wine - over two-thirds of the wine produced here is of the Cotes-du-Rhone appellation. Wines here need only be from the Cotes de Rhone geographic area (which is fairly large) and consist of one or more of the 22 varieties permitted. Being such a wide...

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Learn About Rhone Red Blends

The Rhone region of France has a delightful selection of red varieties. There are 22 grapes allowed in the Rhone AOC, about half of them red. Most of these varieties are used as secondary blending partners, often comprising less than 10% of the blend. The primary red players of Rhone blends are Syrah, Grenache and Mourvedre. Most wines from the Southern Rhone use Grenache as their...

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