The winemaking philosophy is classic - it is about respecting the fruit, with vinification and élèvage serving to define a style that should exalt elegance and complexity, with good fruit and freshness balanced minerality, alcohol and tannins. The key word for Jean-Luc is balance.
Colombo's winery is housed in the heart of Cornas and it is here that all of their northern Rhône wines are vinified. Southern Rhône wines are made in state of the art facilities in Vinsorbes.
In Cornas, modern stainless steel tanks are used for vinification. Wines are aged in barrels at the same site and also in a separate barrel hall just outside of the village.
After careful ageing, wines are bottled at Colombo's own local facilities which are next to their state of the art oenology laboratory. As well as providing a crucial service to the family winemakers this laboratory is also used by other top producers in the region.