Lovely soft, rounded fruits - delicious complexity.
Tasting Notes: Light yellow with a hint of green. The nose is very fine, offering intense floral notes and fruity aromas such as candied lemon. The palate is nicely rounded and fresh with a good complexity.
“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. The Colombo family, life-long beekeepers as well as grape growers, are committed to combatting this global concern and have developed the Bee Helpful Program to help support research to help restore healthy honey bee colonies. The grapes are grown in vineyards from the heart of Cairanne, Rasteau and Vacqueyras in the Côtes du Rhône. The vines are situated on the ancient terraces of the Rhône Valley covered in pebbles and sandy clay soil. The grapes are vinified at a low temperature to preserve the fresh primary aromas. The Clairette is aged in a tank, and the Roussanne matures on its lees in oak barrels, aged 2 to 5 years, for 6 months.
Food Match : Perfect with grilled fish, sushi or simply as an aperitif. To be drunk in its youth and served chilled to 12°C
Grape : 80% Clairette & 20% Rousanne
Producer : Jean-Luc Colombo
Country : Rhone, France