2020 Val de Combrès Lumiere Syrah
The 2020 Val de Combrès Lumiere Syrah is 100% syrah with a short 6 day maceration, a mix of whole bunch and hand de-stemmed fruit to keep the wine light and floral. No working of the wine or any additions. Bright, crunchy syrah, prominent red raspberries and red fruits, serve with a slight chill.
Having worked for a Cooperative as a grower, Valentin Létoquart became disillusioned when he saw the fruit of his labour in the bottle (pardon the pun). So in 2013 he broke away and started his own wine label, Val de Combrès was born.
Valentin now manages 7 hectares of certified biodynamic vines in Oppède and Ménerbes. With the help of a neighbour's horse, he produces some superb minimal intervention wine. Regarded in Australia as one of France's great young talents, definitely one to watch.