In Store Tasting with Jean-Luc Colombo
Sept 9, 2013
“Les Abeilles” Cotes due Rhone Rouge
“Les Abeilles” Cotes Du Rhone Blanc
Cote Bleue Rose
“Terre Brulees” Cornas
“Les Bartavelles” Chateauneuf du Pape
Parking: Valet is available, general parking lot allows for up to 2 hours free & street parking - there will be no validation.
Welcome Mr. Jean-Luc Colombo
Domaine Jean Luc-Colombo
About Jean-Luc Colombo
A native of Marseilles, Colombo developed a strong admiration for the wines of the Rhône Valley in the late 1970s. A devotee of the Syrah grape, he was convinced that the northern Rhône appellation of Cornas offered enormous potential for producing stellar quality Syrah. Following his conviction, he opened his own wine laboratory in Cornas and developed a thriving reputation as a wine consultant, breathing new life into the then-obscure wines of Cornas.
Shortly after, Colombo began purchasing his own vineyards first in Cornas then throughout the Rhône Valley and Languedoc – leading to the establishment of Vins Jean-Luc Colombo. The wines of Vins Jean-Luc Colombo are all highly personalized, sourced from Colombo’s own vineyards and from carefully selected domains under his direct consultation.
The 1987 release of Jean-Luc’s first vintage of Cornas “Les Ruchets” was a “succès fou,” taking the French wine world by storm, and becoming the first in a long series of vintages of what is universally regarded as Colombo’s icon wine.
Early success fueled the swift acquisition of additional vineyards. Throughout the years following his meteoric rise, Jean-Luc remains true to his passion for winemaking and constant to his guiding principles, namely:
Respect for the unique qualities of each and every terroir Uncompromising support of a sensible alliance between traditional approaches to vineyard management and a modern understanding of the life cycle of the vine. Respect for nature and environment, from the impact of winds and weather conditions, to the porous soil so critical to the aromatic expression of the grapes.
For the past 30 years, in his capacity as a consulting winemaker working in the Rhône Valley, Provence and Bordeaux, Jean-Luc has had the opportunity to share his passion with a select number of domains.
Jean-Luc is deeply attached to conviviality and generosity, and a profound lover of Nature. His hospitality is legendary and he is always eager and ready to entertain and surprise his Provençal friends and overseas visitors with unforgettable meals – as many will testify.
Jean-Luc has been recognized by the international press as one of the leaders in bringing Cornas into a new light. None touched Jean-Luc more deeply than in the fall of 2008 when his native country awarded him the Legion of Honor, the highest decoration a citizen of France can receive. The following year, Jean-Luc’s wife Anne received the same honor, a rare feat for a husband and wife team.
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