This Jean Luc Colombo Les Collines de Larue Syrah from the 2009 vintage has just been awarded a gold medal at the IWC 2011. A very approachable Syrah from the Northern Rhne, full of character but with finesse.
Robe : A ruby colour with an intense robe.
Nose: The nose exhibits a wide range of small ripe red fruits with a spicy backdrop.
Palate: The structure of the wine makes for "easy" drinking, but at the same time its origins places it in the same style as its illustrious neighbours from the Northern Rhne. Fine tannins makes for a harmonious wine which is rich and generous.
Vines and Cellar
Grape Variety: Syrah
Terroir: Granitic terraces and the gravely plain of the Northern Rhone.
The grapes are harvested manually and undergo a classic vinification.
The wine is bottled some 7 months after the harvest to conserve all its' fruitiness.