Jean-Luc Colombo Les Figuieres Cotes du Rhone Blanc 2003
Rhone White Blends from Cotes du Rhone, Rhone, France
"Its rich yet restrained, the silken texture lifted with refreshing acidity..."
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Production Area: From vineyards in Cairanne, Rasteau and Vacqueyras in Southern Rhône Valley.
Grape Varieties: 70% Clairette/Grenache, 30 % Viognier/Roussanne
Vinification: Grapes are hand-picked and fermented at low-temperature in stainless steel tanks. The wine is aged on its lees for 15% in oak barrels and 85% in stainless steel tanks to preserve its freshness.
Bouquet - Full-bodied wine with floral and fruity... View More
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