Crozes-Hermitage 'Clos des Grives' 2017, Domaine Combier

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Produced from a 9½ hectare Clos (walled vineyard) this is Laurent Combier’s top cuvée. The oldest 4 hectares of the Clos are planted with vines that date back to 1952 and yield very small quantities. This is a quite sensational wine that will repay ageing.
Type:
Vintage:
2017
Size:
75cl
Main Grape:
Grape Mix:
100% Syrah
Genres:
Style:
N/A
ABV:
13.5%
Producer:
Region:
Country:
France
Sub Region:
Crozes Hermitage
Body:
Hearty, rustic and full flavoured
Drinking Window:
Drink now through to 2029
Closure Type:
Cork
£39.99
 

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

Intense, cassis concentrate is rounded by careful oak ageing and overtones of wood smoke, with beautiful finely woven tannins giving added support.

Food Matches

Try with duck breast with lavender beetroot and sweet potato!