After five years of frustration from seeing his organically grown grapes blended in with large, conventional crops at the local cooperative, Valentin Létoquart decided to set out on his own. In 2013 Val de Combres was born. Valentin farms 7ha in Luberon, Southern Rhone, applying biodynamic and organic principles. He ferments in concrete vats and ages in large, old French barrels, to maintain the purity of flavours from his grapes. He focuses on local varieties, namely Grenache, Syrah, Carignan for reds and rosés, and Roussanne and Gros Vert for whites.