The heart of the Colombo winery is based in Cornas, one of the smallest appellations in the Rhône Valley with 375 acres. Cornas, the birthplace of Syrah, has 300 million year old decomposed granite subsoils and dry-farmed vineyards, as irrigation is not permitted. Maximum yields are 34 hl/ha.
Terres Brûlées (Burnt Earth) come from 20 different plots within Les Eygas slopes totaling 11 acres. The vines average 30 years old, with a 15-30° slope, and yield of 30hl/ha. These vines are located surrounding the Colombo home.
A deep ruby-black color with purple hints. On the nose, blackcurrant, dark cherries, and blackberries, with spices, licorice, and cocoa. A very rich mouthfeel with flavors of black fruit, jam, vanilla, spice and mineral notes.