CHÂTEAUNEUF DU PAPE ROUGE “LES BARTAVELLES”
Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Rhône Valley
45% Syrah, 35% Grenache, 20% 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
“Les Bartavelles” means the Royal Partridges in French. This wine is from one of the best terroirs in the appellation which has rolled river pebbles which deliver a wine of elegance, richness, and structure.WINEMAKING
The wine undergoes a pre-fermentation maceration followed by a long fermentation.TASTING NOTES
On the nose, a powerful wine, with notes of ripe red fruit, garrigue, licorice and a touch of gingerbread. The wine is structured, elegant and rich with mature, velvety tannins. The finish is long, fresh and well- balanced. A lovely accompaniment to squab, poultry, or beef marinated in Provencal herbs.