About Famille Fabre
Passionate winemakers for over fourteen generations
Three generations of the Famille Fabre live and work in Chateau de Luc in the little town of Luc sur Orbieu in Aude. Management of the company and 350 ha of organic vineyards is based in the Chateau next door to the winery and warehouse, producing a diverse range of organic Languedoc wines. The family and their vineyards have grown since 1605, while remaining true to their land. They now owns five chateaux in the Languedoc region of France.
Respect for the environment and for the integrity of their profession the family are committed to bringing out the best of their terroir through rigorous plot selection, and cultivation, together with the ageing and vinification techniques of the grapes.
Honesty, integrity and family values are apparent in everything Famille Fabre undertakes. The varietal wines under La Grande Courtade label offer excellent value for money while the AC wines from Minervois Corbieres and Boutenac offer more body and structure and will reward cellaring.
Famille Fabre Wines
Exquisite wines that bring the best out of the local terroir
Grande Courtade Alvarinho 2022
2022 is Famille Fabre first release of Albarino planted 6 years ago. Note the decision to choose the Portuguese rather than Spanish name to reflect the style of wine. Full varietal character on the nose, unctuous mouthfeel with good acidity, almond and peach flavours, and a slightly salty finish.
Jancis Robinson review
16/20 – Full bottle 1,157 g. Certified organic (Ecocert). Peaches, apples and rock salt. Crunchy crisp, super-fresh but not at all skinny or sharp – it rounds out in the mid palate in a satisfying way. It doesn’t quite have the depth or excitement of a Rias Baixas Albariño, but this variety does have potential in the Languedoc. (TC)
Grande Courtade Rouge 2022
A blend of Malbec Alicante and Syrah, an easy drinking, surprisingly full flavoured, almost jammy wine with a long finish.
Ch Coulon AOC Corbieres 2021
GSM + Carignan. Perfumed fruit on the nose and surprisingly firm on the palate with lots of juicy fruit and full flavours. Easy to drink now but will clearly improve with cellaring.
Ch de Luc L’Orangerie de Luc AOC Languedoc 2021
Delightful blend of Syrah and Grenache that would appeal to a Southern Rhone lover. Nose is full of hints of fruit and spices with notes of cloves, cinnamon, chocolate and mocha on the palate. Very very nice wine.
Ch Fabre Gasparets Chimere-Viognier 2020
Nose reminiscent of old-style white Rioja. Very intense full flavour of apricots and almonds in the mouth with good acidity and a long bittersweet finish. Excellent wine and fabulous value.
Ch Fabre Gasparets AOC Corbieres-Boutenac
Around 30 producers own a total of 300 ha of new AC Boutenac (2005). Ch Gasparets is a 20 ha vineyard first planted in 1932. A blend of 36% Grenache 36% Mourvèdre and 18% Syrah, this beautifully complex wine offers fruit and spice on the nose (very Christmas cake!) and on the palate flavours include nuts, cognac and balsamic with medicinal hints, low tannins and freshness with some acidity.
Jancis Robinson review
17.5 /20 – Full bottle 1,647 g. Certified organic (Ecocert). Carignan, Syrah, Mourvèdre. 12 months in French oak. This has to be the poster child, surely, for Boutenac. It’s the perfect helical swirl of dark, silk-shifted fruit shining like a starling feather; glossy tannins; coal-dusted minerality; campfire-scorched rosemary. It’s dangerously drinkable. Long, iridescent, polished and pure. (TC)
Supporting Famille Fabre
VinAccessGlobal Partners since 2021
A few words from Alison, VinAccessGlobal Founder
“On a recent visit, after tasting the entire range at the Chateau we drove to Chateau Fabre Gasparets in Boutenac (historical birthplace Famille Fabre) some 5 minutes away by car, 10 minutes on foot for the family dog chasing after his master, Clemence’s youngest brother! Languedoc is one of the windiest wine making regions anywhere, and lack of water remains an on-going problem. All the wines are offer tremendous value for money.“
A few words from Clémence Fabre, Export Manager
“Testimonial coming soon…”