Stylistically light with a pale pink color, notes of watermelon, and low in alcohol (12.5%) compared to many Syrah based rosés from southern France. But the wine is nicely balanced and very easy drinking. Served well chilled, this is the perfect quaffing wine for a hot summer day. A 67/33 blend of Syrah and Mourvédre done saigne style.
Cape Bleue Rosé
Grape Varieties67% Syrah, 33% Mourvèdre.
DescriptionHailed as the winemaking wizard of the Rhone, Jean-Luc Colombo has achieved a high-profile international reputation for making innovative wines that are original, memorable and bursting with personality. Despite a resolute aversion to change in the Cornas region, Colombo has brazenly introduced innovative methods in his vineyards and throughout the production process based on a respect for nature and his fundamental belief that good wine is the culmination of three key elements: terroir, human endeavor and modern winemaking techniques. Colombo has turned to the vineyards of the blue coast near Marseille for the inspiration behind his Cape Bleue Rose. In a return to his roots, Colombo, a native of the area, produces this delicate, expressive Rose from this promontory of land overlooking the bay of Marseille. Known for its shimmering landscape, this area of Provence has been captured on canvas by countless artists, most famously Cezanne.
VinificationTraditional “saignée” method is used, undergoing a 10 hour cold soak until desired color achieved, then tanks are drained of all juice or must. Fermentation occurs at low temperature for 3 weeks to preserve primary aromas in stainless steel vats.
ColorSoft, delicate salmon pink.
NoseSubtle hints of peach, rose petal, watermelon, and tropical fruit.
PalateDry, round and full of finesse with notes of fresh berries.
AnalysisAlcohol: 12.5 %
750 ml, 1.5 L, 3.0 L
Serving SuggestionsA great rosé to enjoy on its own or with a wide range of appetizers, fish, poultry dishes and vegetarian fare.
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