LA DAME DU ROUET ROSÉ
Coteaux d’Aix en Provence
40% Syrah, 40% Cinsault, 20% Grenache
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
The ”Blue Coast” (Côte Bleue) just west of Marseille, stands out as an exceptional isthmus of land full of small streams and rocky coves. Beloved by Jean-Luc since his childhood, he often sailed in the surrounding waters. Upon his return to shore, he always thanked the Lady of “Le Rouet” (a picturesque cove) for his safe return. The cove is named for a church that sits atop a hill on the blue coast.WINEMAKING
Traditional “saignée” method is used. Harvested with minimal intervention, no destemming and immediate fermentation at a very cool temperature of 61° F for ten days. No malolactic fermentation to keep freshness and acidity.AGEING
Refined in stainless steel tanks for three to five months at low temperatures. Minimal fining and tangential filtration.TASTING NOTES
Medium pink color. The wine has delicate, fresh fruit aromas with a touch of spice. Full bodied yet crisp and finessed with complex flavors such as redcurrants and raspberries, but also some garrigue aromas of rosemary, thyme, fennel and pine.