Languedoc, France

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The Combes family has been making wine in the Languedoc for over three hundred years. Just south of Pic. St. Loup, the area is now part of the Terasses du Larzac appellation. Géraldine Combes works with husband Xavier Peyraud, grandson of Lucien and Lulu Peyraud of Domaine Tempier. ‘Chasseur des Brousses’ is a blend of 60% Merlot, 20% Grenache and 10% Syrah. The estate has escaped the reach of modern winemaking practices. Géraldine bottles without filtering to preserve the garrigue aroma. Garrigue is the collection of shrub plants that grow on limestone-rich soils on the Mediterranean coast. Rosemary, lavender, lemon verbena and thyme are just a few of the herbs in garrigue. Flavors of blackberries, lavender and a hint of earthiness coexist peacefully in this full-bodied red.

 

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