- Written by Nick Breeze (@NickGBreeze) Nick Breeze (@NickGBreeze)
- Published: 08 March 2018 08 March 2018
Having been tasting the wines of Jean-Luc Colombo for many years, it is has been an additional pleasure to interview the current Colombo winemaker in chief, Laure Colombo. Laure is a fantastic ambassador for the Colombo name, talking sincerely and self assuredly about her inspirations and objectives in making her wines.
I recently enjoyed this bottle of La Belle De Mai, Saint Peray, 2016, and was reminded of the interview we filmed impromptu at the London Wine Fair 2 years ago. This time we were tasting La Belle De Mar, 2012, that with 3 years age at the time was rich with hazelnuts and citrus, and, as Laure points out, would have been delicious served with a Dover sole.
The 2016, is very impressive, also, being so young is extremely fresh with floral/iris aroma. A taste of quince, citrus and mouth-coating satin texture. Lovely use of oak and lees stirring to produce a well structured food-ready wine!! ~£22 and well worth it!
Here is the original interview from the 2015 London Wine Fair. When I uploaded the original on a Saturday evening shortly after filming, it went viral on Facebook with thousands of views by Sunday morning. Chin chin to Laure Colombo!
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