Grape varieties : Malbec. Vineyard Surface : 5 hectares. Density : 4500 vines/Ha.
Origin of the grapes: Village of Cournou on the Causse (about 320 m above sea level) on clay-limestone plots with a predominance of red clay.
Average age of the vines: 40 yo. Yields: between 35 and 40 hl/ha.
Certification : Organic (Ecocert). Number of bottles produced: approximately 25,000 bt per year.
Vinification & ageing: Vinification in cement vats with average maceration of around 20 days. The aging, which lasts 12 months, is done in old barrels of 225 & 500 liters of French oak as well as in a 50 h conical trunk.
Family property of 23 hectares, 22 ha of Côt (aka Malbec) and 1 ha of Rolle (aka Vermentino), located 17 km from Cahors on the Causse Limestone, Combel-la-Serre was created at the instigation of Jean-Pierre ILBERT who decided to leave the local cooperative in 1998 to become independent. His son, Julien, returned to the property in 2003 and works today with Sophie, his wife. Little by little, the couple gives a second wind to the estate: conversion to organic farming (via Ecocert), return to manual harvesting throughout the vineyard with sorting at harvest, work on the different terroirs while respecting nature, reflection on the consistency of the range of wines offered by the domain.