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Slow Tourism: Famille Fabre pioneer in its offer!

In line with its commitment to organic farming, Famille Fabre is also exploring a new trend in responsible tourism: Slow Tourism. In a society where speed and futility are the watchwords, it is our duty to offer you authentic, immersive and slow experiences. This is where Slow Tourism comes in. Inspired by the Slow Food …

2021 Grape Harvest : HOPE!

Nicolas Amiel, vineyard manager and the vineyard team!    August 31: The 2021 harvest is a delicate one, in a vineyard that was heavily frosted and had extremely little water. Nevertheless, the first Sauvignon and Chardonnay grapes are giving us nice surprises, offering lemony, honey and lively musts. The Merlot vinified in rosé already reveals …

2021 Grape harvest

Nicolas Amiel, vineyard manager and the vineyard team! August 31: The 2021 harvest is a delicate one, in a vineyard that was heavily frosted and had extremely little water. Nevertheless, the first Sauvignon and Chardonnay grapes are giving us nice surprises, offering lemony, honey and lively musts. The Merlot vinified in rosé already reveals its …

More than 1000 fruit trees planted this winter, diversification and biodiversity, a winning combination!

André, Louis Fabre’s youngest son , was already associated to the family winery with “Les 3 André” fortified wine. This cuvées was named after his grandfather, great grandfather, and himself as all these generation have participated to its elaboration. He is back on the scene with the planting of more than 1000 fruit trees this winter! …

Herbal tea used to boost our vines

Organic, yes, but PROACTIVE too! Following the frost, we sprayed wicker and horsetail tea. Horsetail contains silica which has a drying effect on the plant and therefore on fungus and cryptogamic diseases: mildew / oidium. The wicker tea boosts the plant’s natural defences: this herbal tea will warn the plant of the danger, and it …

FABRE FAMILY IS COMMITTED TO THE CLIMATE!

We have been winegrowers on the same territory for over 400 years and we observe climate change. We act to accompany these changes on a daily basis, and would like to share these issues. Our profession gives us responsibilities and allows us to act on our environment. We have set up a programme to plant …

Historic black frost on 2021 April 8th

Waking up on April 8th On April 8th, after a short night on MetéoCiel, zapping between the 5 locations of Domaines Fabre, we woke up dazed. Sad morning, the road to the 2021 vintage will be long. Nothing to do against this historic frost in the vinyeard: temperatures have gone down to -6, negative as …

WHERE TO STAY AFTER YOUR VISIT TO CHATEAU DE LUC?

Many of you have asked us this question! Where to stay after tasting our wines with Romain and Jeanne? Discover our bed and breakfast partners and set off to discover the many treasures of the region: the medieval city of Carcassonne, the Abbey of Fontfroide, the Abbey of Lagrasse, the Salin de Gruissan, Minerve… Where …

RELEASE OF OUR NEW 5 LITERS Bag In Box!

Since January 2020, the Fabre Family adopts a new identity to be more visible, to better tell our story and finally to present our wines in packaging that suits them! Almost all our wines have been dressed up… it was time to move to the Bag in Box. Here are the very first photos: Instant …

LIVE TASTING, NEW FAMILLE FABRE ACTIVITY !

Live tasting is an activity set up by Romain & Jeanne. Its purpose is to get closer to customers despite the current health crisis. Why offer a live tasting? This remote reception consists in discovering Famille Fabre, the wines of Languedoc and its appellations, but also to learn about wine tasting with winegrowers. Bottles are …

Carbonic Maceration, what is it?

Carbonic maceration A method well experimented on the estate, carbonic maceration requires keeping the bunches intact. “The harvest is manual. The grapes are placed in small wagons to limit the crushing of the berries. The bunches are then placed directly in the vat. “The vat is saturated with CO2, and the bunches of grapes macerate for a …

SPONSORING VINEYARDS? IT’S NOW POSSIBLE!

Famille Fabre embarks on a new adventure with Covigneron.com! Come and immerse yourself in the life of a Corbières winemaker, at Château de Luc, the family’s stronghold ! It is now possible to sponsor Famille Fabre vines and participate in the elaboration of our new vintage. Through several workshops (vineyard walks, harvest, winemaking, food and …

New Cuvees for 2021: Alvarinho and Tempranillo are back!

We have 2 good news to begin the year: Grande Courtade Alvarinho (more info) and Tempranillo (more info) are back! L’Alvarinho, mineral, with notes of cade, juniper, spices, lot of fresnhess, with a delicate acidity! Tempranillo vinified this year in carbonic maceration, to free all the fruitiness and aromatic potential of this fantastic variety, no added …

Happy new 2021 Year from Famille Fabre!

Happy new 2021 Year from Famille Fabre! True projects, Bubbles, inspiring nature, united and joyful family, Let’s make the end of 2020 sparkling✨!

Instant Rosé 2020 release!

Let’s begin this year with a very very good news: Grande Courtade Instant Rosé 2020 release! Today available in 75cl bottle, soon in 1,5L magnum and 3L jeroboam.   Still fresh, crispy, with beautiful aromas of little strawberries and lime. The Color is very pale with hints of blue.

Les 3 André: more than 40 vintages for an exceptional fortified wine

Les 3 André: this exceptional vintage traces the history of the Fabre family. It comes from a blend of our best vintages: the oldest provide complexity, the youngest freshness and balance. Our great grandfather was the first to make this wine… and now Louis Fabre carries on the tradition. “Once upon a time, in a …

Your dreamed gift for Christmas ?

Famille Fabre wines of course! Elected best vinegrower of 2020 year by the prestigious French Guide Hachette, we have gather our best cuvées from Chateau Fabre Gasparets (90pts Wine Avocate, Pet Nat tasted and confirmed by the expert Jamie Goode, etc.. ) in beautiful wooden box of 3 or 6 bottles. We have a special …

What is HVE ? A commitment beyond organic for Famille Fabre

High environmental value (HEV) is the highest level of a generalised scheme for the environmental certification of farms. Farm environmental certification is a voluntary approach which aims to identify and promote particularly environmentally friendly practices applied by farmers and winegrowers. HEV covers four key areas:  biodiversity conservation,  plant protection strategy,  managed fertiliser …

The “WAGONNETS”, Famille Fabre Trademark!

The inventive spirit of Famille Fabre can be seen in the creation of the ‘wagonnets’ or little carts that maintain the quality of the grapes from the field to the winery. Forming a little train, the small capacity carts (700 kilos) transport the grapes and allow them to be poured into the vats whole. This …

ORGANIC, BEYOND CERTIFICATION

Not only is the whole estate certified organic by Ecocert, but in 2014 it was awarded the High Environmental Value (HVE) level 3 which is the highest level. However, more than any level of certification, Famille Fabre want a deep connection with nature. ‘A vine that gives must also receive.’ To preserve the quality of …

Oenotourism with Jeanne Fabre!

Jeanne Fabre is always delighted to receive your at Chateau de Luc (11200) in the heart of Corbières area, in Family Fabre heritage cellar. From Monday to Saturday, 9.30AM to 6.40PM: 🍷Tradition visit: Chateau & cellar visit, wine tasting with local cold cuts, and cheese. 🍷Terroir visit: walk in the heart of our vineyeard, and …

New identity for Famille Fabre

Famille Fabre unveils a new identity with 2019 vintage ! With more than 400 years of history, Famille Fabre adopts her first logo, and now enters 2019 vintage with a new identity ! A strong « F » that seems an obviousness as a logo in wrought iron, as Fabre comes from Faber, Forgeron meaning blacksmith, with deep roots, since 1605, and essential vine leaves. Drawing …

14 Jars of 160 liters in our cellar

Our old Carignan that will then join Chateau Fabre Gasparets La Serre are ageing in amphoras, the best way to micro oxygenate the juice without bringing strong tannins from the wood!

Biodiversity, a priority !

• ORGANIC, BEYOND CERTIFICATION • Not only is the whole estate certified organic by Ecocert, but in 2014 it was awarded the High Environmental Value (HVE) level 3 which is the highest level. However, more than any level of certification, Famille Fabre want a deep connection with nature. ‘A vine that gives must also receive.’ …

An aged single vineyard rosé: Les Amouries Chateau Fabre Gasparets

CHATEAU FABRE GASPARETS LES AMOURIES • AOC CORBIÈRES • Mourvedre and Grenache Vinification : The Mouvèdre is vinified using direct pressure and in stainless steel tanks where we can control the temperature during fermentation. The two grape varieties are then brought together for the ageing process. Ageing : 3 months in oak barrels which gives …

First Orange Wine for Famille Fabre

FABRE GASPARETS LE CAMIN – VIOGNIER • IGP PAYS D’OC • Viognier Vinification : Orange wine made with car- bonic maceration of Viognier grapes. No SO2. Ageing : One part aged in an amphora of 1000 litre (dolium,) the other part is aged in oak. Tasting : Concentrated and fruity, the grapes are left intact …