CÔTES DU RHÔNE “LES FOROTS”

Jean-Luc Colombo

APPELLATION

Rhône

GRAPE VARIETIES

51% Grenache; 49% Syrah

WINEMAKERS

Jean-Luc Colombo

TECHNICAL DATA

Acidity
3.46
Alcohol
13.5%

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 & VINTAGE NOTES

"Les Forots" (The Forest) Côtes du Rhône Rouge is made from 60-year-old vines in the northern Rhône Valley. The Syrah grapes are from a limestone outcrop within the Cornas appellation.

WINEMAKING

Hand harvested bunches are 100% de-stemmed and lightly crushed before fermentation in stainless steel tanks.

AGEING

The wine is aged for nine months, 25% in one- to four-year-old oak barrels.

TASTING NOTES

Ruby red color. On the nose, violets, spices, and licorice. Harmonious with an elegant structure; appealing flavors of small ripe berry fruits (raspberries, blackberries and blueberries) and notes of licorice and spices. Pairs well with tuna, lamb or chicken with herbs and spices.

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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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