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Going with the grain: success of oaked Chardonnay in Pays d’Oc | THE BUYER

Going with the grain: success of oaked Chardonnay in Pays d’Oc When Pays d’Oc Chardonnay shot to prominence in the 1990s, it owed much of its recognition to the New World producers, particularly in California, who had spearheaded the concept of varietal wines, taking the native French grape and infusing it with a new level …

2024 WINE FAIRS | LET’S MEET!

We can’t wait to meet you and taste new vintages together to the upcoming professional wines fairs: MILLÉSIME BIO WHERE ? Montpellier WHEN? 29-31 January 2024 Hall B2, Stand 763 Order your badge here LA LEVÉE DE LA LOIRE WHERE? Angers WHEN? 5-6 February 2024 Order your badge here WINE PARIS WHERE? Paris WHEN? 12-14 February …

Integrated ecology with Famille Fabre

Here’s a non-exhaustive list of our ongoing, 360-degree vineyard initiatives! Work in permanent progress… IN THE VINEYARDS – We have planted southern grape varieties to accompany the global warming: Alvarinho, Tempranillo. – A major agroforestry direction is given with over 5,000 trees planted in 3 years, together with hedges inside the vineyards. The fruits iare …

The Instant green | Famille Fabre & Agroforestry

L’Instant green. For over 40 years, Famille Fabre has been planting trees; in the middle of the vineyard, in hedges between two rows, in fields, in forest gardens, in a nursery… Discover a few species in this short film with our experts : Nicolas, Benoit, André alongside Clémence and Louis-Jacques. With lively sound of talented …

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Introduction to Famille Fabre

Meet family Fabre members in this short video!

SUMMER GUINGUETTE AT CHATEAU DE LUC

On July 6 we hosted our first guinguette! It was a great success, with 250-300 people enjoying the sound of gypsy guitars. In the second part, the Red Phoenix duo set the chateau courtyard alight with their hit songs, and the public went wild! Maison Goodman the catering company, had prepared delicate tapas, which were …

Ultimate summer pairing: PET NAT with Crisp Gnocchi With Sausage and Peas

  Let’s try the perfect summer pairing: freshness and lightness here with our Instant Bulle Pet Nat  together with Crisp Gnocchi With Sausage and Peas recipe by Ali Slagle! INGREDIENTS Yield: 4 servings 3tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, plus more as needed 1(12- to 18-ounce) package shelf-stable potato gnocchi 1pound hot or sweet Italian sausage, casings …

2023 barley and mustard crop

Did you know that? When we pull up a vine, we give the soil 5 years to regenerate. We also have some plots that are not suitable for vines, but are better to certain crops. So we’re also a farmer with a bit of flax, barley, mustard, chickpeas, broad beans, alfalfa… every year it can …

Join the first sportive event in Cru Boutenac!

A sporting and gourmet event in the hilly vineyards of Boutenac? It is now possible! The first edition took place in 2022, in a very nice and warm atmosphere, bringing together sportsmen, gourmets and winegrowers under  Languedoc endless summer : sunny weekends, and amazing nature. The Château de Boutenac, the headquarters of the appellation, hosts …

Famille Fabre invites your for a unique E-Bike visit of their vineyard!

A first on Friday 3rd February: the Famille Fabre team – more than forty people, was invited to experience their own wine tourism offer: the electric bike ride through their vineyards. Under a magical sun… despite the few degrees, we set off on an adapted route with 4 stops in the mourrel of Luc Sur …

Circular economy: a concrete example with CULO!

The circular economy is very important to us, as is our Chant de la terre range in reusable bottles since January 2021, sold at BIOCOOP. Another concrete and local example: the company CULO, created in Narbonne by the vivacious Margaux, has recovered 10 pallets of glass bottles that we no longer use (discontinued model or …

5 keys to happiness by Louis Fabre

At last Friday’s company awayday, Louis gave us the 5 keys to happiness: 1/ Being consistent and true to yourself 2/ Being open: accepting things that are exterior to ourselves: feeling an emotion in front of a beautiful landscape, or having a glass of wine! Being happy by encountering something different. 3/ Loving and being …

Our wines are Vegan (and we do love pets ) !

Vegan Wines We are often asked if our wines are suitable for vegans. So we thought that we would shed some light on the issue here. Our dear dog, Pépin (means grape seed) would be a perfect illustration to this article. So what exactly is it to be VEGAN? It is eating 100% vegetable based …

Famille Fabre wishes you a year 2023 under the sign of CONVIVENCIA*.

Famille Fabre wishes you a year 2023 under the sign of CONVIVENCIA*. * A state of peace where different ideas coexist. Living together, living with, moments of sharing and conviviality! Drawing by the talented @honoreperrine « Famille Fabre climate and biodiversity » : What we live here in Languedoc, and our commitment for 2023: CLIMATE Sun and …

No more caps!

Upon Biocoop request, a French retail chain of organic products, the caps are disappearing. Our rosé and Corbières Chateau Coulon are beginning ! But what is the purpose of the capsule?  It has a great use because in France we pay a tax on each bottle sold. This tax is represented by the Marianne on …

Meet us at Millésime Bio and Wine Paris 2023

To all wine professionals Importers, wine shops, journalists, etc… Let’s meet in 2023 : Millésime BIO Parc des Expositions Montpellier 30 January- 1er February 2023 BOOTH B2 763   Wine Paris Parc des Exposition Porte de Versailles Paris 13 – 15 February 2023 BOOTH Hall4 G196

Guy Delisle talented Canadian cartoon drawer collaborate with Famille Fabre

Guy Delisle*, famous author of comics (the chronicles of Jerusalem), draws the label of the Fabre Famille orange wine , a vibrant tribute to their ancestor Louis Andrieu. How did our Orange Wine Louis Andrieu wine label was created? On the picture: Clémence Fabre, ( baby girl Joséphine ) and a very talented Canadian cartoon drawer, Guy …

Two orange wines in our range

We started to vinify a Viognier in maceration in 2018, which gave birth to Fabre Gasparets Le Camin .  In 2021, it is the GENERATION range, designed by Canadian comic book writer Guy Delisle, which sees a second Sauvignon orange wine this time: Louis Andrieu. Orange wine is simply a white wine vinified like red …

Famille Fabre launching its first range of re-usable bottle!

The CHANT DE LA TERRE range, a tribute to nature with a small goldfinch on a tormented vine, is now available in a re-usable bottle. Encouraged by Biocoop, we’re taking the plunge! We can’t wait to get the first bottles back into the network. The re-employable logo appears on the label. Chant de la Terre …

Mass-selection planting of Carignan in Cru Boutenac

In March, we planted a carignan, a Mass-selection from Mercier nursery. It is under Boutenac Appellation. We opt for a traditional goblet pruning. Every year, the Famille Fabre renews about ten hectares. In 2022, it will be 7 hectares in order to keep the plant material young.

Try the VERY FIRST escape game dedicated to wine in Languedoc!

A few months ago, we launched the first escape game dedicated to wine in a cellar in Languedoc. A game inspired by real facts: all the characters mentioned in the genealogy of the Fabre family have existed, as well as their inventions… Come and have fun with friends or family! In teams of 3 to …

Famille Fabre Carbon Footprint audit launched

We begin with Aktio Famille Fabre carbon spending analysis, in order to have a clear image of our energy expenses, to analyze them and to see where and how we can improve our footprint. What is Carbon accounting or greenhouse gas accounting? It refers to processes used to measure how much carbon dioxide equivalents an organization …

2022 let’s go!

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 …