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Jean-Luc Colombo Cornas La Louvee 2003

Syrah/Shiraz from Cornas, Rhone, France
  • WS 92
  • RP 91
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Winemaker Notes

Grape Varieties
100% Syrah from 70+–year-old vines.

Vinification
All work in the vineyard is done manually. After complete de-stemming, the grapes are macerated for one month, then fermented in temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks. The wine is aged 18 months in new oak barrels.

Bouquet
Powerful, rich and complex, with aromas of black fruit and hints of chocolate and licorice.

Taste
Harmonious and elegant, "La Louvée" exhibits outstanding concentration and a long, lingering finish. Enjoyable in youth, it has the potential to mature... View More

Critical Acclaim

WS 92
Wine Spectator

RP 91
The Wine Advocate

Jean-Luc Colombo

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Jean-Luc Colombo, , France - Rhone
Jean-Luc Colombo
A native of Marseilles, Colombo first developed a strong admiration for the wines of the Rhône Valley in the late 1970s as a pharmacy student. A devotee of the Syrah grape, Colombo was convinced that the northern Rhône appellation of Cornas offered enormous and, at the time, unrecognized potential for producing super-quality Syrah wines. After earning degrees in pharmacy and enology, Colombo and his wife Anne, also a pharmacist and enologist, moved to Cornas, fully... View More