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Cornas les Ruchets Jean-Luc Colombo 2005

  • Spices
  • Gastronomic wine
  • Wine for ageing
  • Color:Red
  • Organic
  • 13.80% 
  • 0.75L
  • Intensity
  • Full-bodied

A superb, full-bodied Cornas with smoky aromas from one of the appellation's iconic names. More info

  • Quantity: 1 Bottle
  • Level: 1 into-neck
  • Label: 1 marked label
  • Country/Region: Rhône
  • Appellation/Wine: Cornas
  • Producer/Owner: Jean-Luc Colombo
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Cornas les Ruchets Jean-Luc Colombo serve at a temperature of 16°C. It will pair perfectly with the following dishes: Parmentier de boudin aux deux pommes, Rognons de veau grillés, Grives aux raisins.

Peak: To drink

  • Vintage score: 19/20
  • Lot presentation
    Cornas les Ruchets Jean-Luc Colombo

    Cuvée presentation

    This is the Colombo family's first vineyard, and it was named "Les Ruchets" in honour of the bee colonies that coexist with the local vineyards. Their produce is sold as "Collines de Cornas" honey, and to help protect these insects all around the planet, Jean-Luc Colombo has set up a programme to raise funds for several associations. These old Syrah vines, growing in granitic soil, produce a wine that will undergo two years' élevage. It delivers aromas of black berries, violets and mild spices. This is a powerful, complex wine which will pair exquisitely with a duck breast.

    Information about domain Jean-Luc Colombo

    Jean-Luc Colombo is a man of passions. At a very young age he inherited a taste for culinary pleasures from his mother, who was a chef in Marseille. His passion for food and a desire to discover the magic of food and wine pairings inspired him to study oenology. In 1984, he set up the "Centre Oenologique des Côtes du Rhône" in Cornas with his wife Anne and offers a technical consultancy service to wine growers in the Rhône Valley and Provence. At their own vineyard, Jean-Luc and Anne are passionate about respecting the environment and the authenticity of the terroir they cultivate. They refuse to use pesticides and herbicides on the vines, they have a horse to plough the soil, and have planted indigenous plant species around their plots to encourage biodiversity and act as a windbreak. They do not irrigate their land, forcing the vines to root deeply and to “suffer” to draw the best from the soil. In 2012 they applied for organic certification.

    Detailed characteristics

    • Quantity: 1 Bottle
    • Level: 1 into-neck
    • Label: 1 marked label
    • Origin: Private individual
    • Type of cellar: Classic underground cellar
    • Recoverable VAT: No
    • Original Wooden Case / Original Case: No
    • French customs seal: yes
    • Alcohol percentage: 13.80 %
    • Country/Region: Rhône
    • Appellation/Wine: Cornas
    • Producer/Owner: Jean-Luc Colombo
    • Vintage: 2005
    • Color: Red
    • Peak: To drink
    • Service temperature: 16°
    • Viticulture: Organic 
    • Size (in ha): 1
    • Volume: 3000 bottles
    • Intensity: Full-bodied
    • Dominant aroma: Spices
    • Tasting occasion: Gastronomic wine
    • Grape variety: 100% Syrah
    Cornas les Ruchets Jean-Luc Colombo
    Cornas les Ruchets Jean-Luc Colombo

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    Cornas les Ruchets Jean-Luc Colombo 2005

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