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La Combe de Marchands

COUNTRY: France


ABOUT

La Combe is an old word from Southern France meaning the crossing point of the roads coming down to the valley. Gigondas is indeed a town located in a valley and was – in the past – a meeting point of the merchants.

The hillside plots lay on a limestone clay soil rich in clay. The uneven geology of the “Dentelles” results in a great variety of exposition which impacts on the micro-climate of the plots. The very warm and dry climate facilitates the expression of Grenache, Syrah and Mourvedre grape variety. However, the altitude enables to keep the freshness and delicacy of these wines with great ageing potential. Yields are kept below 36 hectoliters per hectare which contributes to the quality of this appellation.


NOTES

20 % barrel-matured prior to maturation in bottles