This is an authentic southern French red from a premium area of Corbières – Fabrezan. Using a traditional, whole grape method of vinification, the wine has gorgeously supple fruit, with classic blackberry, smoky liquorice and wild herb notes.
Over 40 years ago, the small co-operative in Fabrezan, a top Corbières area, produced a special style of red. It was made by macération carbonique – handpicked bunches of grapes were left whole to ferment and the wine taken off the skins at the precise moment when there was optimum fruit, colour and aroma. It took precision and was costly. So the wine was dropped. When new winemaker to the cellar Benoît Fillaquier arrived, he restored its production and this is the delicious result. It's named after the inventor and poet (he inspired the surrealist movement), Charles Cros, who was born in Fabrezan in 1842. Native grapes of Carignan, Syrah and Mourvèdre were carefully vinified to make this delicious, fleshy red, that's fruity and moreish.
"A real taste of southern France's Mediterranean warmth in this silky red from the Corbières area"
Mark Hoddy Buyer for the Languedoc