Crozes Hermitage 2018, Domaine Combier

CROZ465
Produced from 30 year old vines from several plots around Pont de l’Isère. The grapes are destemmed 100% followed by a 25 day fermentation. . This is a classic Crozes; pure crushed Syrah fruits, enhanced by plenty of ‘pigeage’, finely textured with an impressive intensity on the finish.
Type:
Vintage:
2018
Size:
75cl
Main Grape:
Grape Mix:
100%
Genres:
Style:
N/A
ABV:
13%
Producer:
Region:
Country:
France
Sub Region:
Crozes Hermitage
Body:
Soft, fruity and smooth
Drinking Window:
Drink now trough to 2026
Closure Type:
Cork
£24.99
 

Domaine Combier

The Combier family first moved from the Ardèche to the Rhône in 1936 when Camille Combier bought three hectares of vines in the Crozes-Hermitage appellation , and sold his wine to the Tain l'Hermitage co-operative. The domaine is now run by Laurent Combier, a very practical, open minded winemaker, who produces a lush, exuberant and rich style of wine. He believes that in order to make a great wine, he must allow nature to dictate his work in the vineyards, and bases his decisions on the soils, the living organisms and the lunar calendar. His 13 hectares of vineyards, situated on the ‘Les Chassis’ plateau are farmed organically. The modern winery, built in 1990, is situated between Tain l’Hermitage and Pont de l’Isère. If you love pure, unadulterated, concentrated Syrah, look no further!

Tasting Notes

A deep blackberry bouquet, intense and fruity. The palate is intense, fresh with a delicious cassis-like character.

Food Matches

Delicious with beef meatballs with a tomato ragu.

Vinification

Aged both in stainless steel tanks and small barrels (2 years old) before the final blending