CAPE BLEUE ROSÉ
67% Syrah, 33% Mourvèdre
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 & VINTAGE NOTES
The vineyards have light, stony, limestone soil and are located at the North of Aix-en-Provence, near the city of Salon-de-Provence. The area has Mediterranean climate and vegetation (thyme, lavender, oaks, pine trees) with maritime influences.
The 2021 vintage of Provençal rosé was strongly impacted by the frost at the beginning of April. In addition, some areas were also impacted by hail. Overall 2021 was a dry year with normal temperatures and cooler nights. The harvest began on August 30th.WINEMAKING
Traditional saignée method with fermentation at a low temperatures. The wine is then bottled quickly to preserve its freshness and fruit.TASTING NOTES
A light, brilliant rose petal color. The nose is floral, accented by aromas of fresh peaches and fennel. A soft and balanced mouthfeel, with fruit-driven persistence and a crisp citrus note on the finish.