Louis Dressner Selections - Wine Importer
Cahors from Julien Ilbert of Château Combel la Serre.
Julien Ilbert.

Profile

Julien Ilbert is a young, charismatic vigneron with a fresh perspective on his native Cahors. Vines have been in the Ilbert family for generations, though grapes had always been sold to the local cave coopérative. In 1998, Julien decided to break off and start his own estate. Things didn't exactly go according to plan, and a chance meeting with Mathieu Cosse at a rugby match quickly led to a seven year relationship, with Julien being Mathieu's main source for high quality Auxerrois (aka Malbec, aka Côt).

Visits

This visit to Chateau Combel-la-Serre took place in August, 2015.

Words and photos by Jules Dressner.

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