Les Combes Organic
Protected from the Mistral wind and facing south, the Combes provide a natural shelter for the vines and favour the maturation of the grapes. We deliver this spicy and warm cuvée, keeping a nice freshness and a greedy sincerity with a tense finish.
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NatureThe soils here are arid and the average altitude is 200 m. The parcels are south facing yet surrounded by woodlands and therefore protected from the effects of the Mistral. The vines are forced to work hard and grow deep roots in order to find the water they require for their survival.
The hand of manThe generosity of the Grenache is well suited to these harsh conditions and the Syrah imparts finesse. The vines are gobelet trained and yields are at 30 hL/ha. Manual harvests, partial de-stemming, co-fermentation and long vatting periods.
Character and potentialOrganoleptic profile of fresh red fruits and sweet spice. Fruity and fresh on the palate with smooth tannins and lingering fruity notes on the persistant finish. Powerful, complex wines with excellent evolution.
VisionEdouard Guérin: ‘This area has long been used for the production of Vins Doux Naturels and there is clearly a good reason for this. The challenge is to tame the ardor of the fruit and the use of whole clusters for vinification is therefore a precious ally in this regard.’
ProfileCapturing the unique personality of a terroir is not always easy and we are often required to stand our ground with nature. The challenge is to guide and support the vine in order to disclose its character which can sometimes be concealed by overly easy harvesting and vinification techniques.
Tasting notesEnticing notes of ripe red fruits, blueberry and strawberry underpinned by peppery aromas and a hint of scrubland herbs.
Limestone, red sandstone and skeletal marl soils
Partial de-stemming with 20% whole bunches
In tuns for 8 to 12 months
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Game, stewed red meats and plancha cooking
Heady and peppery
Wild and intense