Domaine du Colombier
CROZES-HERMITAGE, HERMITAGE, RHONE VALLEY, FRANCE
"Domaine du Colombier is one of the most underrated estates in the Northern Rhone. Proprietor Viale merits more attention from writers, critics, bloggers... given the quality of wine he is producing" Robert M Parker Jr, Wine Advocate
Florent Viale took over winemaking at Domaine du Colombier in the early 1990s and, never using more than 20% new oak, his reputation is for making outstanding, elegant Hermitage. His mastery with Syrah is becoming legendary, and the power of the wine is very much there, but with elegance calming it down.