Jean-Luc Colombo Les Lauves Saint-Joseph 1999

Syrah/Shiraz from Rhone, France

Item No. 53942
  • red wine
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Winemaker's Notes

Production Area: Single vineyard site of granite terraces from the northern part of the Rhône Valley. Grape Varieties: 100% Syrah Vinification: Grapes are picked manually and follow a classic fermentation. After a long maceration the wine is aged for more than 12 months in new or one-year-old oak barrels. The wine is fined just before bottling.

Description: Bouquet - Full-bodied and concentrated, with aromas of blackcurrant, blackberry, spices and mocha. Taste - An intense wine with a complex structure that will age well for 10-15 years. Serving Suggestions: Great with barbecues, grilled meat and game.

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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 Other Rhône

Other appellations of the Rhône include: in the North – St-Péray, Chateau Grillet; in the South – Lirac, Côtes du Ventoux, Côtes du Tricastin, Rasteau

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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