Our Portfolio

Bête NoireCahors
Malbec from Southwest, France
100% Malbec (which is significant because the vast majority of Cahors is cut with Merlot or Tannat). A powerful French "country" red from thirty-year-old vines grown in chalk-rich clay soils on a limestone substrate in the Lot Valley in Cahors, the ancestral home of the Malbec grape. Nicely full...
Sustainable
DB3092-16
Combel La SerreCahors "Au Cerisier"
Malbec from Southwest, France
100% Malbec (aka Auxerrois in local parlance). Au Cerisier comes from a single 1.2-hectare plot next door to a cherry orchard, hence the name of the bottling. The certified-organic vines average 40 years old and are planted on red and yellow clay over limestone bedrock. The hand-harvested fruit is...
Organic
DB3887-17
Combel La SerreCahors "Au Cerisier"
Malbec from Southwest, France
100% Malbec (aka Auxerrois in local parlance). Au Cerisier comes from a single 1.2-hectare plot next door to a cherry orchard, hence the name of the bottling. The certified-organic vines average 40 years old and are planted on red and yellow clay over limestone bedrock. The hand-harvested fruit is...
Organic
DB3887-18
Combel La SerreCahors "Château"
Malbec from Southwest, France
100% Malbec (aka Auxerrois in local parlance).  From 3 plots averaging 40 years old and totaling 3 hectares, on red clay with limestone rock. The farming is certified-organic and the harvest by hand. Fully destemmed fruit is pressed and fermented with native yeasts and a 2-week maceration in tank;...
Organic
DB7200-18
Mary TaylorCahors (Odile Delpon)
Malbec from Southwest, France
Odile Delpon inherited the family vineyards, tobacco farm, and saffron plantation in Albas in 1968. She developed the winery with her husband Claude, until their son Didier Pelvillain took over a few decades ago. Soils here are clay and limestone. Didier farms at the highest level of sustainability...
Sustainable
DB3238-17
Combel La SerreCahors Le Pur Fruit du Causse
Malbec from Southwest, France
100% Malbec (aka Auxerrois in local parlance).  The fruit for Pur comes from seven different Combel sites totalling 8.5 hectares around their home village of Cournou, which lies on the Causse, a limestone plateau in Cahors at 320m elevation. Planted on clay-limestone soils, the vines are certified-...
Organic
DB7201-19
Combel La SerreIGP Côtes-du-Lot "Carbo"
Malbec from Southwest, France
100% Malbec (aka Auxerrois in local parlance). From a pebbly 1.35-hectare parcel on clay-limestone soils juste derrière chez Carbo-- “from behind the house of Carbo”—the double-entendre name “Carbo” being a reference to vineyard neighbor Monsieur Carbonier as well as the vinification method....
Organic
DB7202-20
La RousseMalbec Vin de Pays d'Oc
Malbec from Languedoc, France

DB8989-19
Vins ContésVDF "Cheville de Fer"
Malbec from Loire, France
100% Côt (aka Malbec). From 70-year-old, organically farmed, hand-harvested estate fruit.  Vins Contés reds are all made similarly: semi-carbonic maceration with whole clusters in closed tanks with CO2; spontaneous-fermentation with indigenous yeasts only; aging in 500-liter demi-muids for 6 months...
Organic
DB3334-20
Combel La SerreVDF Rosé "L'Epatant Antidote"
Malbec from Southwest, France
100% Malbec (aka Auxerrois locally). From 1 hectare of 40-year-old vines on the clay-limestone soiils of the causse (limestone plateau of Cahors). The farming is certified-organic and the harvest of these low-yielding vines is by hand. The wine is a blend of 50% free-run and 50% press juice,...
Organic
DB3882-20