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LVT 2018 r 2018 wh A singular domaine - father spoke Provencal, was an intellectual-agrarian. and his daughters have worked on the domaine since the 1970s, with Marie-Thérèse Combe also an accomplished artist. Fourmone is Latin for fromentum = le froment or blé (wheat) which was grown on these lands until 100 years ago. These are fine-grained, unshowy wines, both Vacqueyras and Gigondas. Vinification was reduced from 30-40 days to 3-4 weeks in 2006, and there is also less intervention since the late 2000s.

The Vacqueyras Le Poète red was a great VALUE ****(*) wine in 2018; made from 70% Grenache, 30% Syrah, the Syrah has been well handled in the recent hot vintages to avoid excess, while the age of the vines - the youngest late 1970s - gives the wine good foundation. Concrete vat raised, it represents a very good example of high quality, value for money Vacqueyras red. The white Vacqueyras le Fleurantine is light, elegant, and has been smartened up by a change from concrete to temperature controlled steel vat fermentation, with brightness added by raising 50% in steel vat (90% concrete vat previously): the 2018 was a stylish, detailed **** wine. The 2015 Gigondas le Fauquet was **** genuine, local wine. Raising has been sometimes drastically reduced - le Secret, the oaked Gigondas, from 22-24 months to 4-5 months, as in 2015, which was a **** wine. Son Albin and daughter Fleurantine now work on the domaine.

Marie-Thérèse, sister Aline, son Albin, daughter Fleurentine Combe route de Violès 84190 Vacqueyras

Tel: +33(0)490 65 86 05



Countries exported to:1) Belgium 2) NL 3) Denmark; 2010: 1) Belgium 2) Switzerland 3) Denmark - 2008: 1) Belgium 2) NL 3) Denmark, Switzerland

Percentage Exported: 15%, stable

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USA Importers: Millésime (Dylan Beal), 3430 4th Ave. S, Seattle, WA 98134 +1 206.624.1701 millesime@qwest.net millesimewine.blogspot.com Casa Bruno, Oregon Z wine Gallery Imports LLC 655 Eric Court Herndon VA 20170 +1240 281 0410