Shows a lovely savory hint, with green olive and tobacco notes wrapping around serious chalky grip. The core of butter, cherry, red currant and blackberry fruit sits in the background for now. Dense and vinous, this is driven by minerality, and should age wonderfully as the fruit comes forward. Best from 2015 through 2027.
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Cornas "Les Ruchets"
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 takes places in stainless steel tanks. The wine is then aged for 22 months in oak barrels 1/3 in new, 2/3 in 1 to 3-year-old oak barrels, then fined with egg whites and bottled unfiltered.
ColorA superb deep black cherry.
NoseComplex and elegant with notes of spices, violets and black fruit and vanilla.
PalatePowerful, structured notes of black fruit, herbs, white pepper and blueberry.
AnalysisAlcohol: 13.5 %pH: 3.67RS: <1 g/LTA: 3.43 g/L
750 ml, 1.5 L, 3.0 L
Serving SuggestionsDelicious with game such as duck, hare or pigeon but also perfect with a roasted entrecote steak.