50% Grenache, 30% Syrah, 20% Mourvedre from 25-year-old vines. Intense purple. Red fruit, leather and spice. Complex, with flavors of licorice and spice and silky tannins.
A native of Marseilles, Colombo first developed a strong admiration for the wines of the Rhone Valley in the late 1970s as a pharmacy student. A devotee of the Syrah grape, Colombo was convinced that the northern Rhone appellation of Cornas offered enormous and, at the time, unrecognized potential for producing super-quality Syrah wines.