13.5% | FRANCE

Carries the evocative scent of the surrounding garrigue - don't overthink it, just enjoy it. A concentrated and savoury red from the deep south of France. This Corbières shows intriguing...
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Carries the evocative scent of the surrounding garrigue - don't overthink it, just enjoy it.

A concentrated and savoury red from the deep south of France. This Corbières shows intriguing savoury and herbal aromas of bitters and thyme. The palate is full of morello cherry fruit and carries through savoury flavours to the finish. A delight that constantly punches well above its price point.

Owned by siblings Louis and Marie Farbre who were early pioneers of organic viticulture in the Languedoc, Château Coulon sits on a hill near the village of Cruscades close to the Via Aquitania, a Roman road which links the Mediterranean to the Atlantic. The vineyard extends over smooth, rounded pebbles deposited by the river Orbieu and refreshing winds assist in the organic management of the estate. Its wines are concentrated, with notes of black fruit and liquorice. In 2008, the Fabre family expanded the estate by adding neighbouring Château St. Michel. Siliceous clay soils overlaid with galets roulés. Manual harvest and yield restricted to 45hl/ha. 45% Syrah, 30% Carignan, 15% Grenache and 10% Mourvèdre. The grapes are separated into two fermentations: Carignan and Grenache are co-fermented as whole grapes whilst Syrah and Mourvèdre undergo a 20-hour, thermo-regulated maceration.

The Fabre Family have been producing wine in one way or another for over four hundred years. In 1711, the family settled in Gasparets, near Narbonne, in the Aude department of France. Louis Fabre is head of the family concern, which now includes five estates, having taken the reins in 1982. From 2014 he has been joined by a new generation, his daughters and niece: Clémence, Paule and Jeanne, respectively in charge of export sales, accounting and oenotourism.

Since 1991, Famille Fabre has been converted to organic viticulture and today 100% of its vineyards are certified organic, producing concentrated, flavoursome wines with genuine provenance.



Fantastic with charcoal-grilled lamb or goat, caught on the edges yet still pink, rosemary potatoes and green salad.

Key Facts

Size
75cl
Grapes
Syrah, Carignan, Grenache Noir
Country
France
Region
Languedoc-Roussillon
Vintage
2019
ABV %
13.5%
Organic
Yes
Vegan
Yes

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