Malbec, Château Combel La Serre Pur Fruit du Causse
This is a bright and pure style of Malbec with a lifted nose of huckleberry, brambly wild blackberry, and a light spice note. The palate is moderate in weight with zippy acidity and a happy flavor set of cherry, huckleberry, and some light spice notes. 100% certified organic.
Julien Ilbert is a young, charismatic vigneron with a fresh perspective on his native Cahors Vines have been in the Ilbert family for generations, though grapes had always been sold to the local cave coopérative In 1998, Julien decided to break off and start his own estate Things didn't exactly go according to plan, and a chance meeting with the vigneron/négociant Mathieu Cosse at a rugby match quickly led to a seven year relationship: Julien became Mathieu's main source for high quality Auxerrois (aka Malbec aka Côt). After an amicable split in 2005, Julien was back on track to producing his own wines: Château Combel-la-Serre was born. 25 hectares of Auxerrois are planted on a diverse amount of terroirs all within five kilometers of the cellar Though a Cahors wine only needs to be 70% Auxerrois to get the appellation Julien believes it is the only grape suitable for what he's trying to accomplish. In such he has consciously avoided planting the traditional Negrette and Tannat and completely eschewed the more recent trend of planting Bordeaux varietal.