SAINT-PERAY “LA BELLE DE MAI”

Jean-Luc Colombo

APPELLATION

St. Peray AOC

GRAPE VARIETIES

60% Roussanne, 40% Marsanne

WINEMAKERS

Jean-Luc Colombo

TECHNICAL DATA

Acidity
3.4
Alcohol
13.5%

2017

91POINTS

Wine Spectator
NOVEMBER 2018
2016

91POINTS

Vinous
MAY 2018
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

Saint Péray is the rising star of Rhône Valley. It is a small, high altitude appellation just south of Cornas. Rousanne from 80 year old vines is blended with Marsanne in this classic blend. La Belle de Mail means “The Beauty of May” and reflects this spectacular appellation site

WINEMAKING

Grapes are harvested manually and then slowly fermented in oak barrels from 10 to 12 months (10% new, 90% in 1 to 5 year old barrels).

AGEING

The wine is left on the lees with a weekly stirring to extract maximum aroma for six months.

TASTING NOTES

Beautiful golden color. An intense floral and fruity nose with notes of iris, candied fruit and fresh hazelnuts. Full-bodied palate with rich, concentrated flavors of quince, vanilla, and a slight lemon zest. Excellent with poultry, fresh salads, grilled vegetables and a variety of appetizers.

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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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