Colombo Cotes du Rhone Rouge
2009 Shiraz / Grenache / Mourvedre
- A classic Southern Rhone blend and the perfect grape combo.
- Grenache - very juicy red berry fruit.
Shiraz - perfume, fruit and structure.
Mourvedre - structure and savoury complexity.
- A friendly wine that hasn't any rough edges. It is smooth and an easy pleasure.
A seductive aroma of red berry fruits and hints of bay leaf. The scent follows through to the palate, which is fresh and smooth.
Jean-Luc Colombo also works as a consultant to other producers and is sometimes described as a 'flying winemaker'. He is hands-on and has been described as an 'Arch Modernizer' due to his advocacy of using modern grape growing and winemaking techniques to compete on global wine markets. With the Rhone steeped in tradition, Jean-Luc's view came across as controversial but became accepted by ambitious young winemakers. He has joked that he is 'the most hated and loved winemaker in the Rhone'.
2. Jean-Luc and Corton the dog.
3. Colombo vines.
4. Colombo maison.
5. Jean-Luc in the snow.
Wine and Dine Menu
Delicious with grilled red meat, especially a rack of lamb or steak baguette and lasagne.