Deep red ruby colored wine with red fruit aromas of strawberry, raspberry and floral notes of violet. Ample in the mouth, supple tannins.
|Vintage:||2015||Grape Varietals:||100% Gamay||ABV:||13%|
Parcels in the lieu-dit "Combiaty", within the village of St Etienne la Varenne. The soils are dry, made of pink granite which gives the wine its tipicity. The average age of the vines is 50 years. Yield is 45-50hl/ha Manual harvest; Aging on the lees in foudre for 3-4 months; Slight filtration.
|Item Number||Unit||Units/Case||Type||UPC - bottle||SCC - case||SRP/Unit|
|F0EE201055GYL||750ml||12||Glass||7 84585 01033 2||1 07 84585 01033 9||$17.99|
"Bright violet color. High-pitched, mineral-tinged aromas of black raspberry and candied lavender. Spicy and precise in the mouth, offering zesty red and dark berry flavors that flesh out slowly on the back half. Shows very good focus and energy, with the mineral nuance gaining strength on the finish, which features dusty tannins and a touch of peppery spices. - Josh Raynolds"
- Antonio Galloni's Vinous (March 2018), 91 pts
"The sector known as Combiaty lies in the southern part of the Brouilly appellation. This wine made from 50-year-old vines is soft and ripe in the classic style of Brouilly. Crisp acidity gives a red-cherry-flavored lift. Drink this wine now. - Roger Voss"
- Wine Enthusiast (March 2018), 90 pts
"This sprightly red offers black-cherry flavors and a hint of smoke, then reveals an enticing citrusy finish. It’s delicious now but should improve further in bottle over the next few years."
- Washington Post (January 2017) - GREAT VALUE
"Four ways to enjoy a very good vintage of Beaujolais"
"The Terre de Combiaty is fruit forward and delicious. It has a soft and silky palate with good density of fresh red fruit, excellent balance, and a lengthy finish."
- International Wine Review (August 2016), 91 pts
"Limpid ruby. Fresh red and dark berry aromas, along with suggestions of musky earth and dried flowers. Fleshy and broad on entry and then tighter in the middle, offering bitter cherry and cassis flavors sharpened by a peppery nuance. Fine-grained tannins shape the finish, which hangs on with good, spicy tenacity. - Josh Raynolds"
- Vinous (January 2017), 89 pts