2019 Jean-Luc Colombo "Les Collines de Laure", Syrah, Mediterranée IGP, France
ABOUT THIS WINE
"Les Collines de Laure" (The Hills of Laure) is a blend of grapes from Northern Rhone appellations, with 80% coming from young vines of Cornas and the remainder from St Joseph and Crozes Hermitage. The wine is named after these hilly vineyard sites where Laure played as a child. The grapes are grown in granitic soil typical to the Northern Rhone Valley, on 15-year-old vines. Grapes are hand-harvested and 100% free run juice is used. Vinification takes place in stainless steel tanks. Bottled after seven months; no oak is used.
ABOUT THIS PRODUCER
Innovation, passion and dedication are what drives Jean-Luc and Anne Colombo, whose contributions to Rhône Valley winemaking is unparalleled. A devotee of the Syrah grape and armed with a pharmacy degree, Jean-Luc and his wife, Anne, opened their wine laboratory in 1984, “Centre Oenologique des Côtes du Rhône” and quickly developed a thriving reputation as a wine consultant throughout France. For their significant life-long contributions to their country, both Jean-Luc and Anne have been awarded the French Legion of Honor, France’s highest civilian award. The Colombo’s innovative approach in the northern appellation of Cornas was nothing short of revolutionary. Today, Jean-Luc Colombo’s wines express the typicity of their terroir with elegance and character, from the Côte Rôtie in the northern Rhône to his Provençal roses.