Jean-Luc Colombo Cotes du Rhone "Les Abeilles" Blanc 2013
(Southern Rhone, France)
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About the winery:
Notes from the Winemaker:
Rhone Valley, France. Grapes are hand-picked from vineyards in the heart of the Côtes du Rhône near Cairanne, Rasteau and Vacqueyras. All work in the vineyards is done manually and without the use of pesticides or irrigation, respecting the local environment.
Grapes are hand-picked and fermented at a low temperature in stainless steel tanks. The Clairette is aged in tank. The Roussanne matures in oak (2-5 year-old barrels) for 6 months.
Grape Varieties: 80% Clairette 20% Roussanne.
Color: Light straw
Bouquet: Intense floral aromas with scents of peach and melon with herbal and mineral notes.
Taste: This is a complex, crisp and well-balanced wine with flavors of stone fruit, citrus and pear.
A food-friendly wine which perfectly matches grilled lamb, pork and assorted cheeses.
Ratings & Reviews
Wine Spectator Magazine:
"Bright and floral, exhibiting fennel frond, honeysuckle, verbena and green almond notes. Offers a pure, stony, unadorned finish. Clairette and Roussanne. Drink now. 10,000 cases made." - JM (Nov 2014)
Colombo combines freshness (Clairette) with richness (Roussanne) in 4:1 proportion in this wine, which still comes across as slightly soft and broad on the palate. Hints of honey, melon and pear are attractive, as are the citrus notes on the long finish." - JC (8/1/2015)