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Combel-la-Serre Le Lac-aux-Cochons 2015 - Red Squirrel Wine
Combel-la-Serre Le Lac-aux-Cochons 2015 - Red Squirrel Wine
Combel-la-Serre Le Lac-aux-Cochons 2015 - Red Squirrel Wine
Combel-la-Serre Le Lac-aux-Cochons 2015 - Red Squirrel Wine
Combel-la-Serre Le Lac-aux-Cochons 2015 - Red Squirrel Wine

Combel-la-Serre Le Lac-aux-Cochons 2015

£45.00

Château Combel-la-Serre

 Origin

Cahors, France 

   12.5%



Malbec

 

 The Ilbert family has been tending vines in Cahors since 1901 and bottling their own wines since 2005. Now Julien & Sophie Ilbert farm 22 hectares on the highest reaches of la causse, the old Occitan word for Cahors' limestone plateau.

Le Lac-aux-Cochons is one of Julien's top, top wines and from a single vineyard: naturally next to a lake and pigs, so even more naturally we suggest drinking this with pork. Sorry, it had to be done...

Fermentation is in small tanks with some punch-downs for extraction of flavour and structure. Ageing is for two years in a mixture of old and new 500-litre oak barrels. The oak influence is there but in keeping with Julien's other Malbecs (most of which have no oak influence at all) the oak is just a vehicle for the pure, unsullied Malbec fruit of la causse.

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