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Jean-Luc Colombo Cape Bleue Rosé
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Jean-Luc Colombo Cape Bleue Rosé 2018

Condrieu, Northern Rhone, Rhone Valley, FranceThe innovative approach of the Colombos, Jean Luc and Anne, in Cornas has been described as “nothing short of revolutionary.” The pair have taken a similar tact further south in the Mediterranee IGP with their Cape Bleue Rosé. The vines grow over stony, limestone soils in the hills above the bay of Marseille (the area next to Provence). The influence of the sea, sun, and lake provide for hot days and cool nights, a key to high acidity. The grapes are subjected to a 10-hour cold soak until the perfect pale pink colour is achieved. The ferment is cold and slow, lasting three weeks. Expect a fresh floral nose flecked with watermelon and mango. The palate is dry with fresh cherry and raspberry to the finish. Ready to pour on the patio.Tasted: 26 May 2019Tasted by: Anthony GismondiPrices: BC 28.99 private wine shops ON 20.99 consignment - Profile Group QC 17.55 SAQ Producer: Jean-Luc ColomboDistributors: Stile Brands
Blend: Shiraz - MourvèdreUPC: 3760026101651