Domaine du Colombier is one of the finest sources of high-class and sensibly priced northern Rhône Syrah. Florent Viale, third generation owner and winemaker, is well known to produce powerful yet elegant wine with plenty of ripe fruit.
Intense aromas of prune intermingled with licorice, cedar and earthy notes. Full bodied, meaty and deep on the palate with concentrated black fruit flavours and an amazing length. – DWM, August 2017
French still red wine from North Rhone Valley France, made with Syrah.
The Domaine du Colombier, located in Northern Rhône Valley, has been in the Viale family for three generations. First vines were planted at the foot of the Hermitage hill in 1929, but prior to 1992, the entire production was sold to local négociants. Once the decision was taken to market wines under the Domaine du Colombier label, the estate has become one of the finest sources of high-class, sensibly priced northern Rhône Syrah. Today it is run by Florent Viale who produces powerful yet elegant wine with plenty of ripe fruit. View our selection.
The 16 hectares of vines are mainly planted with Syrah and some Marsanne, for the production of white wines, with some of the vines being more than 50 years old. Wines are aged for up to 18 months in Foudre (500 litres barrel) of which 20% is new.
Both red and white wines are produced under both Hermitage and Crozes Hermitage appellations.