2019 Domaine des Combat Crozes-Hermitage Blanc

2019 Domaine des Combat Crozes-Hermitage Blanc

2019 Domaine des Combat Crozes-Hermitage Blanc

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90% of Crozes-Hermitage production is red wine, so to bother making white wine, it best be as good or better than the Syrah — this one surely is.

"Golden-colored, displays subtle aromas of white flowers such as may tree. The palate is full of fresh apples, pears, and peaches and moves on to smooth vanilla notes."
Varieties: 100% Marsanne
Region: Crozes-Hermitage AOC, Northern Rhone Valley, France
Volume: 750ml
Alcohol: 13.5% ABV
Farming Practice: Sustainable, machine harvested
Soil Type: A mixture of decomposed clay, gravel, pebble, and sand soils

Domaine des Combat:

Combat is now led by father and daughter team, Pierre and Sandra. They are the 3rd and 4th generation of family vignerons in the Crozes-Hermitage appellation.

With deep ties to the north of the Drôme since the 17th century, the Combat family has been an integral part of Mercurol for generations, shaping its history and landscape through their devotion to working the land. Today, their legacy lives on through Domaine des Combat, situated in the esteemed Crozes-Hermitage appellation. These wines artfully combine tradition and modernism, harnessing the immense potential of Syrah, Marsanne, and Roussanne grape varieties, as well as the diverse terroir of the Rhône Valley. Guided by a dynamic team, Domaine des Combat embraces both time-honored techniques and innovative approaches, crafting wines that beautifully express the family’s heritage and the region’s dynamic spirit. Experience the captivating flavors that emerge from this harmonious blend of tradition and innovation, as Domaine des Combat invites you on a sensory journey through the Rhône Valley’s rich terroir.

The vineyard

Domaine des Combat extends over 22 hectares, divided between 19 hectares of red grape varieties and 3 hectares of white grape varieties. In red, it is the emblematic Syrah, queen of the northern Rhône, which constitutes the entirety of the grape varieties. In white, Marsanne, traditionally grown by the family, was recently joined by Roussanne which will soon enter production.

The main terroirs of Domaine des Combat:

On Mercurol and the Chassis terrace, we find rather clayey, sedimentary soils with rolled pebbles, warm and generous soils.

On the Coteau des Pends, we find sandier, whiter soils, also more draining, always with clay, and part of alluvial terraces with clay and gravel.

On the heights of Larnage, we find loess, white soils, suitable for white grape varieties but also for red so that it expresses more finesse.

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