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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
DB3092-15
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 at 350 m. altitude, next door to a cherry orchard for which the Ilberts named this bottling. The certified-organic vines average 40 years old and are planted on red and yellow clay soils over limestone...
Organic
DB3887-17
Combel La SerreCahors Château Cuvée
Malbec from Southwest, France
100% Malbec (aka Auxerrois in local parlance). Combel's Château Cuvée comes from estate plots totalling 3 hectares around their home village of Cournou on the limestone plateau known as the Causse at about 320m altitude. The soils for this bottling are mainly red clay with some limestone rock. The...
Organic
DB7200-17
Combel La SerreCahors Le Lac Aux Cochons
Malbec from Southwest, France
100% Malbec (aka Auxerrois in local parlance). Le Lac Aux Cochons is a one-hectare plot at 350 meters with a natural depression that rains turn into a pond, in which wild boars come to refresh themselves: hence the name "Lake of the Pigs". These are Combel's oldest vines, averaging 60 years but...
Organic
DB8851-14
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
DB8318-17
Combel La SerreCarbo IGP Côtes-du-Lot
Malbec from Southwest, France
100% Malbec (aka Auxerrois in local parlance). "Carbo" is indicative of the winemaking technique behind this bottling: carbonic maceration to make the lightest, freshest, most fruit-forward possible version of the traditionally chewy, rustic wine of Cahors. The wine cannot be classifed as Cahors,...
Organic
DB7202-18
Combel La SerreRosé L'Epatant Antidote
Malbec from Southwest, France
100% Malbec (aka Auxerrois in local parlance). The full name on the label is "Formule Secrete: L'Epatant Antidote à la Chaleur du Causse" is indicative of the Ilberts' intention to craft a refreshing rosé to counter the extreme heat of the Causse plateau and surrounding river plain of Cahors. That...
Organic
DB3882-18
Combel La SerreVermentino De la Terre à la Lune
Vermentino from Southwest, France
100% Vermentino. Combel La Serre has small one-hectare plot of very young Vermentino vines in their home village of Cournou on the limestone plateau of the Causse--it went into production in the 2014 vintage--which to date yields quite little (23 hl/ha in the 2016 vintage). The soil is rich with...
Organic
DB7210-18