CAPE BLEUE ROSÉ

Jean-Luc Colombo

APPELLATION

Méditerranée

GRAPE VARIETIES

67% Syrah, 33% Mourvèdre

WINEMAKERS

Jean-Luc Colombo

TECHNICAL DATA

Alcohol
12.5%

2017

89POINTS

Vinous
JUNE 2018
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 & VINTAGE NOTES

Cape Bleue Rosé comes from the stony, limestone (Calcaire) vineyards nestled in the hills above the bay of Marseille (the area next to Provence). The influence of the sea, sun and lake provides for hot days and cool nights – ideal for grape growing.

WINEMAKING

Traditional “saignée” method is used, undergoing a 10 hour cold soak until desired color achieved, then tanks are drained of all juice or must.

AGING

Fermentation occurs at low temperature for 3 weeks to preserve primary aromas in stainless steel vats.

TASTING NOTES

Soft, delicate salmon pink color. On the nose, subtle hints of peach, rose petal, watermelon, and tropical fruit. The palate shows dry, round, and full finesse with notes of fresh berries. A great rosé to enjoy on its own or with a wide range of appetizers, fish, poultry dishes and vegetarian fare.

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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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LES COLLINES DE LAURE SYRAH
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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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VIOGNIER “LA VIOLETTE”
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