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The real Rhône ranger

Employing a combination of scientific rationalisation and the best of organic methods, Jean-Luc Colombo is unrepentant about introducing Modernism to the winemaking world

21st January, 2015
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His head bowed like a boxer, Rhône winemaker Jean-Luc Colombo is shifting from foot to foot.

He is considering what makes fine wines, and particularly those he makes, owns or consults on, more interesting than many New World wines.

He jabs out, invoking the name of the Lur-Saluces family who owned first classed growth Sauternes Château D’Yquem for almost four centuries.

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