La Dame du Rouet Rosé

Jean-Luc Colombo

APPELLATION

Coteaux d’Aix en Provence

GRAPE VARIETIES

40% Syrah, 40% Cinsault, 20% Grenache

WINEMAKERS

Jean-Luc Colombo

TECHNICAL DATA

Alcohol
13%

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

This wine comes from Côteaux Aix-en-Provence, the area just west of Marseille which 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” (the picturesque cove) for his safe return. The cove is named for a church that sits atop a hill in this area known as 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 10 days. No malolactic fermentation to keep freshness & acidity.

AGING

Refined in stainless steel tanks for 5 months at low temperatures. Minimal fining and tangential filtration.

TASTING NOTES

Medium pink in color. On the nose prevails aromas of redcurrants and raspberries with fresh herbs from the area such as rosemary, thyme, fennel, and pine. On the palate, a dry, elegant style with a fine structure and crisp acidity. A great rosé to enjoy on its own or with a wide range of appetizers, fish, poultry dishes and vegetarian fare.

WINEMAKER

Jean-Luc Colombo

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