HERMITAGE ROUGE “LE ROUET”

Jean-Luc Colombo

APPELLATION

Hermitage AOC

GRAPE VARIETIES

97% Syrah; 3% Roussanne

WINEMAKERS

Jean-Luc Colombo

TECHNICAL DATA

Acidity
3.63
Alcohol
13.5%

2013

93POINTS

Wine & Spirits
FEBRUARY 2016
2013

91POINTS

Wine Enthusiast
MAY 2017
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. “Le Rouet” (the name of a picturesque cove near Marseilles) lends itself to this majestic wine of purity, finesse and pedigree.

WINEMAKING

The grapes are from 50-year-old vines. A classic fermentation process includes complete de-stemming followed by fermentation in stainless steel vats at a controlled temperature.

AGEING

Post maceration takes place for three weeks, and then the wine is aged for 18 to 20 months in 15% new and 85% one- to four-year old oak barrels. The wine is unfiltered.

TASTING NOTES

Deep red color. A nose full of finesse and purity of red fruit, chocolate and spices dominating. On the palate, an elegant and well balanced wine with focused redcurrant, red cherry, and cloves. Good structure and a long finish. A classic Hermitage to be enjoyed with game or roast meat.

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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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