Le Pur Fruit Du Causse De Combel La Serre Cahors 2015
Bright, intense purple colour, recognisably Malbec with bramble fruit and grip, yet at just 12.5% alcohol it’s a genuine vin de soif–even for serving slightly chilled in warmer summer months. Radically brilliant. Pairs well with carbonnade of beef, barbecues, spicy sausages, and baked aubergines.
This winery, run by Jean-Pierre & Julien Ilbert, is located 15 kilometers from Cahors, on the slopes of Cournou and Rassiels. Until 2001 they mostly sold their fruit to the local co-op, and then for 7 years had a contract with Matthieu Cosse at Cosse Maisonneuve. During the first few years of this arrangement, they continued to be a polyculture farm, but in 2005 they began to focus on viticulture and started bottling and selling their wines independently.