Pont-de-l’Isère, Rhône Valley, France
The Combier family’s Rhone Valley origins date back to 1936. This is the year when Laurent’s grandfather Camille, came down from Ardèche and bought a property with 3 hectares of vines and a 4-hectare apricot grove in the village of La Roche de Glun. In 1990, Laurent Combier, accompanied by his wife Ghislaine, took over the estate, which then had 5 hectares of vines and 15 hectares of fruit trees. Freshly graduated in viticulture and oenology, he decides with the support of his parents, to build his own wine cellar and breeding. His goal is to create his vision of Crozes Hermitage wines to reach the top with the Clos des Grives, which is today an iconic wine of the appellation. 25 years later, David and Julien bring together the energy, dynamism and passion of their father. The eldest, Julien, has been illustrating since 2014 his passion for the terroir of Crozes-Hermitage, for its viti-cultural practices and especially the winemaking spirit. David, the youngest, has recently taken up his position within the estate. His marketing and winemaking experiences in the world's largest wine-producing regions bring a fresh vision and biting from youth. David and Julien, accompanied by Laurent, gently take their place in the heart of the family estate.
Crozes-Hermitage appellation, the Clos des Grives is made from 95% of Roussanne. Imagined by Laurent, it took some time to fine- tune this selection of Roussanne. Ample and rigorous, fragrant and long, this is quite simply a full-flavoured wine.
Crozes-Hermitage appellation, the « Cuvée L » was created in 1999 with the arrival of the first eggs. Mainly made from young vines, Born in 2010, CAP NORD is Crozes-Hermitage wine and a parcel selection made from vineyards located north of the appellation. Brilliant alliance between concentration and finesse. Its freshness and intensity give it an excellent aging potential.
The Clos des Grives, has become one of the references among the great wines of the North of the Rhone Valley. This wine stands out by its depth, the amplitude of its matter and the finesse of its structure.