Our Languedoc buyer, Mark Hoddy, was in Corbières's Fabrezan cellar, tasting through the vintage. One white stood way out, so good, in fact, he insisted on visiting the grower. The upshot is this glorious, rich oaked white with ripe peach and zip.
£11.99 When you mix 12 or more
BUY A CASE - SAVE £18.00
Beyond the Label
More stone fruit with vibrant notes of quince, creamy weight, herbs
Intense nectarine and candied orange, creamy lemon
Fabrezan is a top spot of Corbières, right next door to its Boutenac cru and close to the beautiful Alaric mountains. Our buyer had visited the area in 2019 and had been impressed by the wines at the cellar. It uses grapes from the many nearby growers and when one wine really stood out, a rich white, Mark asked where the grapes were from. He visited the grower, fourth generation Roger Dupont and fell in love with his small 2-hectare plot on the slopes of Mont d'Alaric. Roger grows Roussanne, Grenache Blanc and Marsanne – the same white grapes, in fact, as Châteauneuf Blanc. Mark watched it through 2020 and persuaded the cellar to let him oak ferment and lees age the wine. This is the rare and delicious, ripe peach, mineral zipped outcome.
"Try this luscious, ripe, mineral zipped white Corbières - a real rescue wine. Rare and delicious"
Mark Hoddy Buyer for Southern France
Rate and review
Forgot your password?Click here to have a new one sent to you.