Jean Luc Colombo Cape Bleue Rosé 2017

Jean Luc Colombo Cape Bleue Rosé 2017
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SKU 03560

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A passion for wine, a dedication to quality and innovation in winemaking are what drive Jean-Luc and Anne Colombo in the south of France. Their contributions to Rhône Valley wines has been significant since 1984. Colombo’s innovative approach in the northern appellation of Cornas was revolutionary; his expressive, character-driven wines have helped breath new life into this highly-prestigious and acclaimed appellation. In fact, 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. Today, Jean-Luc, Anne and their daughter Laure, now head winemaker, continue to ensure the production of fine wines with regional typicity from major appellations of the Rhône Valley, as well as the Languedoc and Provence. They also focus on sustainable farming practices.

Cape Bleue Rosé comes from the stony, limestone (Calcaire) vineyards nestled in the hills above the bay of Marseille (the area next to Provence). The influence of the sea, sun and lake provides for hot days and cool nights – ideal for grape growing. Traditional “saignée” method is used, undergoing a 10 hour cold soak until desired color achieved, then tanks are drained of all juice or must. Made of 67% Syrah and 33% Mourvèdre, this has a soft, delicate pink color. Subtle hints of peach, rose petal and pepper on the nose. Dry and complex, with intriguing notes of raspberries, fresh cherry, black olive, and fennel. A great rosé to enjoy on its own or with a wide range of appetizers, fish, poultry dishes and vegetarian fare.

Category Rosé Wine
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Region France, Provence, Vin de Pays de Mediterranee
Brand Jean Luc Colombo
Alcohol/vol 12.5%
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VinousLight bright orange. Fresh peach, melon and tangerine on the nose and in the mouth. Dry and lively in style, delivering solid thrust; a subtle floral note sneaks in late. Finishes silky and broad, showing good persistence and repeating florality.

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