HERMITAGE BLANC “LE ROUET”

Jean-Luc Colombo

APPELLATION

Hermitage AOC

GRAPE VARIETIES

70% Marsanne; 30% Roussanne

WINEMAKERS

Jean-Luc Colombo

TECHNICAL DATA

Acidity
3.46
Alcohol
13.5%

2012

92POINTS

Wine Spectator
NOVEMBER 2014
2012

92POINTS

Vinous
FEBRUARY 2015
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

Hermitage has an ideal left-bank site with optimal sun exposure while also being sheltered from the Mistral winds. It is a majestic wine of structure and finesse. “Le Rouet” (the name of a picturesque cove near Marseilles) is made from hand-harvested grapes from 50-year-old vines.

WINEMAKING

Fermentation takes place at low temperatures.

AGEING

The wine ages on the lees in the same barrel for 10 to 12 months (15% new oak and one-to four-year old barrels).

TASTING NOTES

The wine is gold in color. Aromatic richness, finesse, and complexity of a great Hermitage with notes of candied fruit and delicate white flowers. The palate demonstrates a full-bodied wine with rich, round flavors of honey finishing with notes of soft spices and beeswax.
Excellent with dishes such as lobster, shellfish and buttery sole. Pairs well with roasted poultry and salads.

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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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