Château de Luc

Château de Luc

The Chateau de Luc, anchored in the heritage of Cathare, is the home of the Fabre family (Louis, Claire, and their children) and the central office for their multiple wineries. An extraordinary underground cellar favours optimum winemaking.

HISTORY

Chateau de Luc welcomes visitors to taste their vintages in the old stables which have been converted to a tasting cellar. The vineyards are situated on the rocky terraces of the Orbieu river and the windy foothills of Mount Alaric. This terroir yields concentrated and well balanced wines. The underground cellars dating back to the fourteenth century are a unique testimony to history. Each bottle from the Famille Fabre is an invitation to discover our terroir and our mythical cellar.

Terroir

The vineyards of Chateau de Luc have a rich diversity of soils: recent alluvial soil, rolled pebble soil, and deep plots of limestone that dates back to the Miocene. They offer little fertility and high minerality.

Climate

The strong Cers (North-west wind) blows down from the garrigue and infuses the wines with aromas of juniper and rosemary.

CHARACTER and TRADITION

As sunlight passes through glass, so does the landscape pass through wine.” In the case of Chateau de Luc, the wines draw their personality from the beautiful Corbières. Always inventive, the winemakers have recently started testing Carignan in oval tanks (eggs) and 4 amphorae which have recently been brought into the cellar. They should allow slow micro-oxygenation and a continuous mixing of lees without human intervention.

soil


Gravel and rolled pebble soil. Old bed of the Orbieu river.