Snap up this tiny production, top drawer Corbières, from vineyards right next door to Corbières Cru, Boutenac. From a family estate in Fabrezan, with its century-old vineyards of Grenache and Carignan, this is a sumptuous, rich and well spiced red.
Renowned French winemaker Gérard Bertrand makes his £40+ a bottle Corbières in craggy Boutenac. Just across a small country road is the village of Fabrezan and its equally amazing vineyards. It's where, in fact, Tony Laithwaite bought his first Corbières shipment back in 1971. Today young couple Amelie and Jean-Baptiste work tirelessly, in evenings and weekends (after their day jobs as consultant winemakers), tending their ancient vines and making their cru quality Corbières. The vines were planted by J-P's great grandfather, a cellar built by his son, but more recently the grapes were all sold to the local coop. J-P and Amelie took over in 2007 and decided they could make something much better. This fabulous Grand Cru style is the result.
"J-P and Amelie work so hard in their old vineyards to make great wine. A real taste of Corbières"
Mark Hoddy Buyer for southern France
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