WINE OF THE MONTH
No added sulfite
Domaine Combe Blanche
The story of his life should read "teacher". But the call of the sun and the desire for something different were stronger than the rest, and Guy Vanlancker left rainy Belgium as soon as he had his diploma to establish his destiny in a superb vineyard in La Livinière, the first appellation village in the Languedoc (1999). Twelve hectares are under production, including eight in the AOC Minervois La Livinière and Minervois. His cellar, which lies right at the heart of the village, is surrounded by thick walls from old fortifications. In 2021, Guy handed over the management of the estate to his son Ambroise, who is committed to the organic certification process.
Made from old Cinsault vines, this no added sulfite wine is a must for summer tables.
Destemmed harvest, fermentation in temperature-controlled vats, manual punching of the cap and delestage. Aged in vats and barrels for 6 to 24 months.
Ruby colour with purple tints.
Aromas of raspberries, cherries and blackcurrants.
Round mouth with a clean and greedy fruitiness. More chewiness than the Cinsault usually brings.
Perfect as an aperitif, with a platter of cold meats or grilled meat.
|Domain||Domaine Combe Blanche|
|Appellation||IGP Pays d'Hérault|
|Dominant grape variety||Cinsault|
|Bottle size||75 cl|
|Aging potential||3-4 years|