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Crozes-Hermitage 'Clos des Grives' 2012, Domaine Combier

CROZ290
Produced from a 9 ½ hectare Clos (walled vineyard) this is Laurent Combier’s top cuvee. The oldest 4 hectares of the Clos are planted with vines that date back to 1952 and yield very small quantities.
Type:
Vintage:
2012
Size:
75cl
Main Grape:
Grape Mix:
100%
Genres:
Style:
N/A
ABV:
13%
Producer:
Region:
Country:
France
Sub Region:
Crozes Hemitage
Body:
Hearty, rustic and full flavoured
Drinking Window:
Drink now through to 2022
Closure Type:
Cork
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£27.99
Usual Price £34.99
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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

Aged for 12 months in oak casks, of which 40% are new. The wine is bottled without filtration. A lovely rich, smooth palate full of red berry fruit and overtones of wood smoke.

Food Matches

Try with duck breast with lavender beetroot and sweet potato!