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Chateau Fabre Gasparets Corbieres-Boutenac Organic Magnum 2018 £39.26
Boutinot Château Fabre Gasparets, Corbières-Boutenac [Organic]
A delightful series of small hills, where the vineyards are surrounded by pine forests and scrublands, Gasparets is a hamlet of a few souls and a haven of peace. In 1711, the Fabre family moved into one of the finest vineyards in the Languedoc, which was recognised as premier cru - Corbières-Boutenac. Old Carignan Noir vines together with Grenache Noir, Syrah and Mourvèdre are picked by hand from 30 hl/ha plot. Whole bunch vinification in cuve before being assembled to mature together for 12 months in French oak barrels. Long maceration (20 days) for the Syrah and Mourvèdre.
Aromas and flavours of cherry and black fruits infused with subtle, exotic spices. Notable more precise than previous vintages; brighter in character with good tannin and complexity on the finish.
Pairs well with hearty dishes, sausage cassoulet or a juicy rare steak.