No Sex for Butterfly Rouge 2021 - Pays d'Oc
This pure Grenache noir, aged in cement vats, is a real nectar of fruit. It is characterized by freshness, notes of black fruits, supple tannins and a nice roundness in the mouth. A quaffable red that can be enjoyed chilled.
Château de Valcombe is the family property of Dominique and Bénédicte Ricome. They manage the 88 hectare estate with their sons, Basile and Nicolas. The vineyards are divided into Grenache, Carignan, Cinsault, Mourvèdre for the reds and Roussanne, Grenache blanc and Viognier for the whites. They are farmed organically since 2009.
The "No sex for Butterfly" range refers to the natural pheromone diffusers used to preserve the vineyard: they disturb the butterflies and prevent their mating and thus the birth of Eudemis, a caterpillar that wreaks havoc in the vineyards.