CONDRIEU “AMOUR DE DIEU”

Jean-Luc Colombo

APPELLATION

Condrieu AOC

GRAPE VARIETIES

100% Viognier

WINEMAKERS

Jean-Luc Colombo

TECHNICAL DATA

Acidity
3.8 g/L
Alcohol
13.5%

2015

92POINTS

Wine Spectator
NOVEMBER 2016
2015

92POINTS

Vinous
MAY 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.

WINEMAKING & AGEING

Grapes from 40-year-old vines are hand-harvested and de-stemmed. Fermentation in stainless steel tanks. Aged sur lie in oak (15% new; 85% in one- to four-year old barrels) for ten months. Weekly stirring of lees followed by malolactic fermentation.

TASTING NOTES

Golden yellow color, characteristic of a great Condrieu. Complex nose of apricots, pear, acacia and soft spices accompanied by hints of vanilla. On the palate, rich, powerful, and aromatic with a long and elegant finish; intense flavors of lychee nut, peach and exotic fruit. Pairs well with fish dishes, poultry, grilled white meats, salads, grilled vegetables and a variety of appetizers.

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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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