Jean-Luc Colombo Rose de Cote Bleue 2004

Rose from France

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Item No. 85096
  • pink & rosé
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Winemaker's Notes

Jean-Luc Colombo, who in recent years has forged a reputation as one of the most visionary winemakers to emerge from France's Rhone Valley, has turned to the vineyards of the Cote Bleue (Blue Coast) near Marseille for the inspiration behind his latest winemaking venture. In a return to his roots, Colombo, a native of the Côte Bleue where he spent his childhood and adolescence, introduced in 2002 a new range of wines from this promontory of land overlooking the bay of Marseille. Known for its shimmering landscape, the Cote Bleue has been captured on canvas by countless artists, most famously Cezanne. Colombo is determined to put it on the wine lover's map and has already set out on a mission to obtain Appellation Contrôlée status for the area.

Surprisingly complex, with intriguing notes of raspberry, cherry and black olive.

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

Blend: 40% Syrah, 40% Mourvèdre, 20% Counoise.

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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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Vin de Pays (vahn duh peh-YEE) One of the lower levels in the French Classification system, Vin de Pays is an intermediary wine, created for vineyards who were not quite AC, but vastly superior to Vin de Table wine. Vin de Pays has restrictions similar to the AC, but on a lesser scale. Regulations include specified region, minimum alcohol level and grape varieties. The wine also...

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Rose(roe-ZAY) A Rose by Any Other Name Technically, a rose is an unfinished red wine, but the term seems so- secondary. Rose is a different sort of wine, with all the refreshing qualities of a white wine mixed with some characteristics of a red. It can be made from many different grape varietals and in many different regions, the most popular and successful being Southern France,...

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