Jean-Luc Colombo Cotes du Rhone Les Abeilles Blanc 2016
Light straw color. Intense floral aromas with scents of peach and melon followed by herbal and mineral notes. This is a complex, crisp and well-balanced wine with flavors of stone fruit, citrus and pear.
A food-friendly wine which perfectly matches grilled lamb, pork and assorted cheeses.
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Blossomy and fresh, Jean Luc Colombo's entry-level bottling offers a bang-for-your-buck introduction to the Rhône region's uniquely silken, textural white wines. Made primarily from Clairette, it's chock-full of easy drinking apple and lemon flavors touched by hints of bitter almond and smoke. Drink now through 2020.
Plump and friendly, with yellow apple, honeysuckle and mirabelle plum notes mixed together. A flash of quinine on the shortbread-framed finish keeps this honest. A crowd-pleaser.
Innovation, passion and dedication are what drive Jean-Luc and Anne Colombo, whose contributions to Rhône Valley winemaking has remained unparalleled since 1984. Colombo’s innovative approach in the northern appellation of Cornas was nothing short of revolutionary; his expressive, character-driven wines have helped breath new life into this highly prestigious and acclaimed appellation.
Jean-Luc, Anne and their daughter Laure, now head winemaker, continue to ensure the production of fine wines of typicity from major appellations of the Rhône Valley, as well as the Languedoc and Provence, while maintaining sustainable farming practices.