Jean-Luc Colombo

Jean-Luc Colombo

Jean Luc Columbo Cotes du Rhone Blanc “Les Abeille” 2019

Terroir and Vintage Notes

“Les Abeilles” (The Bees) is named for the bees that inhabit the vineyards in the southern Rhône Valley where this Côtes du Rhône is produced. The bees thrive in these vineyards because no harsh pesticides are used. Colony Collapse Disorder is threatening honey bees and their crucial role in agriculture. The Colombo family, lifelong beekeepers, and grape growers are committed to combating this global concern and, along with the Taub Family Selections, have developed the Bee Helpful Program. For every consumer purchase of Jean-Luc Colombo Les Abeilles (“the bees”) Côte du Rhône Rouge or Blanc, a donation is made to the UC Davis Department of Entomology in support of their research to help restore healthy honey bee colonies.

Tasting Notes

Light straw color. Intense perfumed aromas with citrus, green apple, white peach and pear with herbal and chalky mineral notes. On the palate, the lively Clairette combines with the rich Roussanne to produce a well-balanced wine. A food-friendly wine that pairs with fish, including sushi, poultry, and vegetarian fare.