Bramble, tobacco, sweet tapenade and charcoal notes lead the way in this muscular, mineral-driven red, offering a core of steeped black currant, blueberry paste, plum sauce and bitter cherry notes that should meld nicely with the grip over time. A steely, chalky edge emerges steadily through the finish.
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Cornas "La Louvée"
Appellation Cornas Contrôlée
Grape Varieties100% Syrah.
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. The result? A more accessible style of Rhone Valley wines, reflecting an exuberance of fruit and depth of expression and showcasing the full potential of the Syrah grape when grown in the unique terroir of Cornas. Through his intense dedication, Colombo has brought the wines of Cornas into the international limelight. The company now embraces wines representing major appellations of the Rhone Valley as well as the Languedoc and Roussillon regions of southern France.
VinificationGrapes are hand-harvested and de-stemmed. Fermentation in stainless steel tanks. The wine is then aged for 22 months in oak barrels (15% in new oak, 85% in 1 to 3 year old barrels).
ColorA superb and deep ruby color.
NoseIntense and complex notes of black fruit, licorice, herbal notes (garrigue) and minerality.
PalateConcentrated and robust yet elegant with flavors of blackcurrant, fig compote and violets.
AnalysisAlcohol: 13.5 %
750 ml, 1.5 L
Serving SuggestionsExcellent with beef, wild duck, game, lamb, truffle dishes, stews and hard cheeses.