LES COLLINES DE LAURE SYRAH
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 Collines de Laure" (The Hills of Laure) is a blend of grapes from Northern Rhone appellations, with 80% coming from young vines of Cornas and the remainder from St Joseph and Crozes Hermitage. The wine is named after these hilly vineyard sites where Laure played as a child.WINEMAKING
The grapes are grown in granitic soil typical to the Northern Rhone Valley, on 15-year-old vines from Cornas. Grapes are hand-harvested and 100% free run juice is used. Vinification in stainless steel tanks.AGEING
Bottled after seven months; no oak is used.TASTING NOTES
Ruby red in color. On the nose, redcurrant, raspberry, and slight spice. The palate offers elegant, refined, and feminine notes of wild strawberry, raspberry and violet lead way to a balanced finish. Pairs well with heavy pasta dishes, cured meats, sausages, grilled pork tenderloin and barbecue foods.