Green apple central!! Crunchy green apple, apple bon bons and crystal fruits on the nose with some scents of sweet hey, wet stone and bramley apple jelly, with a little kiwi fruit and slate on the palate. Very long and zingy - a classic example of the Jacquere grape.
Run by brothers Denis and Didier Berthollier, we were drawn to La Combe des Grand'Vignes not only for their entrancing wines, but for the brothers unrelenting commitment to regenerative and organic farming. Appalled by Big Agriculture and the mega-corporation companies behind it who favour progress and increased production over environmental destruction, the brothers made a conscious decision to prioritise qulity over quantity and working with nature rather dominating it. They are on a mission to produce wines that reflect the healthy soils of the land following on from their return to the farming ways of their grandfather Marius pre-Green Revolution. Like many estates in the area, their vineyard parcels are small and scattered across the steep hillside with only narrow paths for access.
FROM THE PRESS
“Apples and dried apple peel and golden guava. This is super-delicious. The fruit is honeyed but with warm hay and wild flowers. Curves around the tongue like a purring kitten. And yet it's crunchy crunchy crunchy down the mid line. Yes please! I'll have another glass... Lovely gentle leafiness in a sweet-leafy way, into a lime-crystal finish. 17”Tamyln Currin, JancisRobinson.com