Jean-Luc Colombo Les Abeilles Cotes Du Rhone

$15.99

“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 grapes are grown on 25-year-old vines and harvested manually, fermented in stainless steel tanks. Intense purple color. On the nose, Seductive aromas of red fruits, coriander and bay leaf. This is a fresh and silky wine, with notes of licorice and spice on the palate. A food-friendly wine which will perfectly match grilled lamb, pork and assorted cheeses.

 

Description

“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, life-long beekeepers and grape growers, are committed to combatting 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.

 

WINEMAKING

The grapes are grown on 25-year-old vines and harvested manually, then de-stemmed, lightly crushed and fermented in stainless steel tanks.

AGEING

The wine is refined for ten months before bottling in stainless steel tanks.

TASTING NOTES

Intense purple color. On the nose, Seductive aromas of red fruits, coriander and bay leaf. This is a fresh and silky wine, with notes of licorice and spice on the palate. A food-friendly wine which will perfectly match grilled lamb, pork and assorted cheeses.

Additional information

Weight 48 oz
Dimensions 5 × 5 × 15 in