2020 Val de Combrès Ghost In Ze Bottle11367
VARIETAL: Grenache, Muscat, Gros Vert, Danlas
REGION: Rhône Valley, FR
VITICULTURE: Certified Organic/Biodynamic
WINEMAKER: Valentin Létoquart
Disillusioned by seeing his hard work in the vineyard lost in the bottle Valentin Létoquart decided to break away from the Cooperative he was growing for and in 2013 Val de Combrés was born. Valentin now manages 7ha of organic vines in Luberon, southeastern Rhone Valley. With the help of his neighbour’s horse he manages these vineyards in a very hands off way, preferring the use of herbal teas to copper and sulphur. Valentin is one of Frances great young talents and is championing a region that has been forgotten by most.
He reintroduced animals onto his vineyards and each year a herd comes down from the alps to graze the winter on the plots, providing natural mowing and great compost. All of his vineyards are vinified separately with natural yeast and without added sulphites, done to fully express their difference of terroir.