Slightly more serious, as well as more perfumed and complex?a beauty that relies more on finesse and elegance than power. Showing classic black raspberry, bacon fat, spring flowers, and solid minerality, it flows onto the palate with a medium to light bodied, fresh, and focused texture that is beautifully detailed and energetic. While there?s not much flesh or baby fat here, it has plenty of texture, ripe fruit and solid length. Northern Rh?ne Syrah lovers shouldn?t miss it, and it will drink nicely for 5-7 years.
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Les Collines de Laure
Grape Varieties100% Syrah
AppellationCollines Rhodaniennes IGP
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.
VinificationThe grapes are grown in granitic soil typical to the Northern Rhone Valley. Grapes are hand-harvested and 100% free run juice is used. Vinification in stainless steel tanks.
NoseRedcurrant, raspberry and slight spice.
PalateElegant, refined and feminine notes of wild strawberry, raspberry and violet lead way to a balanced finish.
AnalysisAlcohol: 13 %pH: 3.55RS: <1 g/LTA: 3.82 g/L
Serving SuggestionsPairs well with heavy pasta dishes, cured meats, sausages, grilled pork tenderloin and barbecue foods.