“LES GIRELLES” PICPOUL DE PINET

Jean-Luc Colombo

APPELLATION

Picpoul de Pinet

GRAPE VARIETIES

100% Picpoul de Pinet

WINEMAKERS

Jean-Luc Colombo

TECHNICAL DATA

Alcohol
12.5%

BACKGROUND

Innovation, passion and dedication are what drives Jean-Luc and Anne Colombo, whose contributions to Rhône Valley winemaking is unparalleled. A devotee of the Syrah grape and armed with a pharmacy degree, Jean-Luc and his wife, Anne, opened their wine laboratory in 1984, “Centre Oenologique des Côtes du Rhône” and quickly developed a thriving reputation as a wine consultant throughout France. 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. The Colombo’s innovative approach in the northern appellation of Cornas was nothing short of revolutionary. Today, Jean-Luc Colombo’s wines express the typicity of their terroir with elegance and character, from the Côte Rôtie in the northern Rhône to his Provençal roses.

TERROIR & WINEMAKING

“Les Girelles” is named after the local fish in the Mediterranean (the Rainbow Wrasses); This wine’s delicate balance accompanies it well.

Vines are planted on stony limestone soil on a plateau surrounded by pine forests and overlooking at the Lake Thau. The Mediterranean climate with maritime influences. Mediterranean vegetation (thyme, lavender, live oaks, pine trees…) surrounds the vineyards.

The wine undergoes controlled fermentation and maceration at 65ºF, 100% in stainless steel tanks.

TASTING NOTES

Elegant, dry style with subtle, perfumed notes including white flowers. A rounded and fresh mouthfeel with good structure. This wine is perfect with shellfish and local fare as its high natural acidity accompanies it well, similar to wines from the North such as Melon de Bourgogne that marries with fish of all types.

Lovely as an aperitif or with any seafood appetizers and or seafood main courses such as small fried fish. Great with goat cheese, salads, chicken dishes and crab cakes.

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Jean-Luc Colombo Portfolio

CORNAS “TERRES BRÛLÉES”
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CORNAS “LES RUCHETS”
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CORNAS “LA LOUVÉE”
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CORNAS “VALLON DE I’AIGLE”
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LA DAME DU ROUET ROSÉ
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CAPE BLEUE ROSÉ
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CÔTES DU RHÔNE ROUGE “LES ABEILLES”
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CÔTES DU RHÔNE BLANC “LES ABEILLES”
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CÔTES DU RHÔNE “LA REDONNE”
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CÔTES DU RHÔNE “LES FOROTS”
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CROZES HERMITAGE “LES FÉES BRUNES”
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CHÂTEAUNEUF DU PAPE ROUGE “LES BARTAVELLES”
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CHÂTEAUNEUF DU PAPE BLANC “LES BARTAVELLES”
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LES COLLINES DE LAURE SYRAH
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LES COLLINES DE LAURE BLANC
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SAINT-PERAY “LA BELLE DE MAI”
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CÔTE ROTIE “LA DIVINE”
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CONDRIEU “AMOUR DE DIEU”
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HERMITAGE BLANC “LE ROUET”
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HERMITAGE ROUGE “LE ROUET”
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“LES GIRELLES” PICPOUL DE PINET
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VIOGNIER “LA VIOLETTE”
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