Jean-Luc Colombo / 2011 Hermitage Le Rouet.

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Jean-Luc Colombo / 2011 Hermitage Le Rouet

COUNTRY/REGION: France/Rhone Valley.

GRAPES: 97% Syrah and 3% Roussanne.

ABV: 13%

UNIT: 1 x 75cl Bottle.

WINEMAKER NOTES: This is a wine of great finesse and purity. A hint of Rousanne in the blend adds complexity. The nose shows red fruit, chocolate and spices leading into an elegant and well-balanced palate with a good structure, well-integrated tannins and long finish. A ‘Grand Vin’ that will show its greatness after a few years careful cellaring.

VINEYARDS: Granitic soils on the best climats of Hermitage.

VINTAGE: The 2011 vintage was defined by a very dry spring followed by unsettled weather during the early part of the summer but with good ripening conditions from mid-August onwards. Grapes were concentrated and with good structure and tannins.

WINEMAKING: The classical vinification includes complete de-stemming followed by long macerations. The wine is matured in oak barrels for 18 months (1/3 new, 1/3 1 year old, 1/3 2 years old barrels.)

TASTING NOTES: Le Rouet is one of Jean-Luc’s ‘Grand’ fishing haunts and this ‘Grand Vin’, like a good fisherman shows its greatness after time. Pure, well-balanced and full of personality. A hint of Roussanne in the blend adds complexity to the chocolate and spice notes.

DELIVERY: All our wines are stored in our importers bonded warehouse’s, which have the optimum environment for fine wine storage, by carefully regulating temperature, humidity and other microclimatic factors.

As such, please allow between 7 and 10 days for your delivery to arrive.