2012 Les Ruchets, Jean-Luc Colombo
Red • Rhône Valley • Cornas AOC • France • 100% Syrah • 94/100 Wine Spectator, 91/100 Robert Parker, 93/100 Stephen Tanzer, 17/20 Jancis Robinson
2012 Les Ruchets, Jean-Luc Colombo, Rhône Valley, France, Cornas AOC
Jean-Luc Colombo is a man of passions, energy and human warmth. From his mother, a chef from Marseille, he has an early taste for the pleasures of the table which naturally leads him to undertake oenology studies. Jean-Luc's dream of becoming a winemaker came to fruition in the early 1980s with the acquisition of his first vineyard, a granite hill planted with old Syrah vines overlooking the village of Cornas.
With great strides, the vineyard is growing and Jean-Luc can finally live fully his passion for wine based on some solid principles: respect for nature and different soils. Jean-Luc and Anne have passed on their love for wine to their daughter Laure, who joined the adventure in 2010. Winegrower, oenologist, globetrotter but above all, greedy for life Laure brings her sensitivity and energy to the family estate.