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Combel La Serre, 'Le Pur Fruit Du Causse' Cahors 2020
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Combel La Serre, 'Le Pur Fruit Du Causse' Cahors 2020

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Fruit

Earth

Acid

Body

Tannins

Notes from David Bowler:

"100% Malbec (aka Auxerrois in local parlance). The fruit for the entry-level 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 250-320 meters in elevation.

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 Mathieu Cosse at a rugby match quickly led to a seven year relationship, with Julien being 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 5 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 varietals."

Country
France
Sub-Region
Cahors
Region
Southwest
Varieties
Malbec
Farming
Organic
Soil
Clay, limestone
Winemaking
The bunches are hand-harvested and mainly destemmed but with up to 20% directly pressed as whole clusters; the juice ferments at cool temperatures with indigenous yeasts in cement and steel tanks with around 12 days of maceration. The wine is aged on its lees in cement through the winter and bottled in the spring.