From Médoc to Languedoc
With a lifetime in wine making, Eric Fabre's career includes eight years as Technical Director (WineMaker) of Château Lafite Rothschild, as well as taking another Médoc label to the highest accolades in only 6 years.
It was however, a lifelong dream to own a vineyard on the Mediterranean, so 2001 saw Eric and his wife Christine hunting from Perpignan to Nîmes for a high quality terroir. They were quickly seduced by the Château d'Anglès, and what a very understandable temptation!
The beautiful renovated ancient stone buildings of the Château d'Anglès overlook the vines that slope gently down to the shores of the Mediterranean. Hard really to imagine a more idyllic setting and just as hard to imagine a family more passionately dedicated to the constant improvement of the quality of their wines.
Traditional methods, modern techniques
Eric Fabre quickly recognised the potential of the soil, the climate and the grape varieties favoured locally. He then introduced a carefully planned planting and grafting programme to balance the white and red production, together with a land management approach focused on respect for the environment and sustainable practices, according to the ASCERT Charter.
The grapes are picked by hand, carefully sorted and production and bottling take place on the estate, with the elusive touch of magic that is the gift of great wine makers, bringing together the best of traditional wine growing and modern techniques.
So it is fitting recognition that Eric's talent and hard work have been rewarded with more than 35 gold medals since 2002, and as many selections in reputed guidebooks (Wine Spectator, Decanter, Jancis Robinson, Revue du Vin de France, Bettane & Desseauve, Hachette, Gault & Millau, etc.).