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Fabre bottle

Fabre

Red Wine, 2014

Most of us spent our summer road trips muttering from the back seat, “Why couldn’t we go to Disney World?” Not Jean-Baptiste Fabre. He tagged along as his wine-merchant grandfather drove from vineyard to vineyard, tasting, buying and selling wines. Jean-Baptiste built a wealth of local knowledge, plus an understanding of how the Carignan grape adds complexity and freshness to a red wine. This one’s delicious because Jean-Baptiste never asked for a Disney detour.

Profile

Fabre Red is a classic Mediterranean-style red, with the right balance of fruity and savory flavors, as well as robust tannins. There’s restraint, too, so this red won’t overpower food.

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SWEETNESS
BODY
ACIDITY
APPEARANCE
Purple garnet
APPEARANCE
Purple garnet
FLAVORS & AROMAS
Rosemary sillo
Rosemary
Sage sillo
Sage
Bacon sillo
Bacon
Bing red cherries
Bing cherry

Pairing

The opposite of subtle, these reds completely coat your palate with fruit flavor and tannin. California Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon, as well as reds from countries with warm climates, like Spain and Australia, are what you want with dishes that are rich in their own right. It’s why these reds rule every steakhouse wine list.

TASTING TIP

Note the wine’s herbal aroma. Some believe southern French red wines get this from the pollen of wild herbs, called garigue.

Go big or go home. A bold Zin is what you need to stand up to all the meaty, juicy goodness on the plate. Yum for days.

A big, opulent red is the right call, since it'll stand up to the dish's richness as well as complement its spicy, tangy kick.

A full, rich red can stand up to the dish's hearty sauce, as well as the richness of the chicken thighs. Winter is here.

Let this wine breathe for an hour to bring out its fruit, which will match the salmon's richness and add a layer of complexity.

A classic match: a hearty, winter-warming dish cozies up to a hearty, winter-warming red wine.

This rich red wine stands up perfectly to a rich, meaty dish, and its fruitiness complements the lingonberry jam.

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More About The Wine

Fitou sits in the foothills between the Pyrenees and the Mediterranean, near the France-Spain border. Because the vineyards are so close to the sea, there’s a perfect balance of humidity and dry air that keeps the vines healthy. The warm, sunny climate makes for riper, thicker-skinned grapes—and results in fuller-bodied wines.

DID YOU KNOW?

France’s Languedoc region, of which Fitou is a part, produces more wine than all of the United States.

  • VARIETY
    Red Wine
  • VINTAGE
    2014
  • VINEYARD
    Various
  • APPELLATION REGION, STATE
    Fitou, Languedoc, France
  • OAK
    Stainless steel and concrete vats (no oak)
  • SOIL
    Various
  • ALCOHOL
    12.9%
  • FARMING
    Conventional
Fitou france red

Tasting Notes from Members