One could think that Chardonnay is a grape made for Burgundy or Champagne, however it can grow well in various types of climate, even warmer ones. This southern Chardonnay exhibits a pale golden color and a slightly toasted nose, due to a short time spent in oak barrel. Palate is balanced and lively with notes of white flowers. The buttery and round finish with notes of brioche will make you think of a more upmarket bottle. Definitely some great value here.
The Fabre Family has been making wine in Languedoc for over 300 years now and it is quite something in this region that has seen so much change over the years. It all started with Château Fabre Gasparets followed by the addition of the other domains through marriages and acquisitions. Louis Fabre is the 16th generation of the family to manage the vineyards and the next generation has already joined him!
With four separate vineyards around Narbonne and Beziers, the Fabre Family produces many different wines, always with the same philosophy and respect of the different terroirs – all four vineyards have been turned to organic agriculture. Reds, Whites and Rosé all have their own style and have of course been tasted and validated by Your Sommelier. We particularly liked the Château Fabre-Gasparets Viognier Chimère that was a fantastic discovery for us!
Review from Cassandra
Olive trees and vineyards drift around the Grande Courtade and the large sunny courtyard overlooks the magnificent terroir as if in an amphitheatre. All four of these family vineyards have turned to organic agriculture.
This southern Chardonnay exhibits a pale golden color and a slightly toasted nose, due to a short time spent in oak barrel. Dry, lively acidity. The palate is balanced and lively with essences of white flowers and aromas of peach, acacia, honey, and lemongrass. The buttery and round finish lingers with remnants of brioche.