Our plot has a wonderful history. If you find a map or a picture that was drawn of La Cômbe in 1588, we had vines growing the Syrah variety.
We have an old book from the 1700s where we’ve referenced where vines were planted and what kind of yields you’d get. We took all that out because they were much older and we replanted everything with Viognier and balanced it with rows of Cabernet Sauvignon.
After soil tests, we felt that this was the best plot for the Viognier and for Cabernet. Our soils are more red and rich in clay, we thought that would be better for the Syrah.