Crozes Hermitage Clos des Grives Combier 2016

Crozes Hermitage Clos des Grives Combier 2016


Region North Rhone

Viticulture Organic

Grapes Syrah

Vintage 2016

Recommended service Temperature 16 - 18° C

Decanting 30min-1hour

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About the wine

The Clos des Grives is the topest cuvee of the winery Combier, coming from a single parcel of old vineyards (+60 Years) planted near the estate, in the southern part of the appelation. Since more than 10 years “The Clos des Grives” became one of the most famous cuvee of Crozes hermitage. Since many years, tasting this wine blind will trick many into thinking it is Hermitage.

Ranking RVF 18/20

Tasting notes

Eye - Dark purple Robe

Nose - Complex aromas of Blueberries, Blackberries, hints of cracked pepper, smoky aromas and leafy Herbs

Palate - Round, Midd to full Bodied, Beautifully textured syrah, Fruity, that of sweet and charming tannins

Classic Food Pairing

Rack Of Lambs

Background Winery

The Combier family first moved from the Ardèche to the Rhône in 1936 when Camille Combier bought three hectares of vines in the Crozes-Hermitage appellation , and sold his wine to the Tain l'Hermitage co-operative.

The domaine is now run by Laurent Combier, a very practical, open minded winemaker, who produces amazing Syrah, exuberant and élégant style of wine.

He believes that in order to make a great wine, he must allow nature to dictate his work in the vineyards, and bases his decisions on the soils, the living organisms and the lunar calendar.

Since more than 20 years, Domaine Combier is considered as one of the best winery of the appellation Crozes Hermitage.

The very exclusive Clos des Grives, is his famost cuvée of the Domaine, and it is the most wanted bottle in world for Crozes Hermitage.

His 13 hectares of vineyards are farmed organically since more than 30 years, long time before the organic trends.

Since few years, the sons of Laurent Combier (Julien and David) join their father in order to continue this amazing legacy