Les Abeilles Côtes du Rhône Rouge 2017

Vins Jean-Luc Colombo

Les Abeilles Côtes du Rhône Rouge
2017

$22.50

* Suggested retail price

1 case(s) available

Product code
14057585
Format
12 x 750ml
Listing type
Private import
Status
Available
Country
France
Region
Rhône Valley
Subregion
Southern Rhône
Regulated designation
Appellation origine controlée (AOC)
Appellation
Côtes du Rhône
Varietal(s)
Grenache
Mourvèdre
Syrah
Color
Red
Sugar
Dry
Closure type
Cork
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About this winery

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Viticultural 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, 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 notes

Grapes are hand-picked and fermented at a low temperature in stainless steel tanks. The Clairette is aged in tank. The Roussanne matures in oak (2-5 year-old barrels) for 6 months.