In the 90th we owned the Swedish wine import company Via Domitia, which was specialized on Languedoc wine. Now, as retired and living in Languedoc, we are still interested in wine and have the opportunity to have our former producers nearby and also to explore many new vine-yards. We like to share that experience with you in this guide.

Thursday, May 16, 2013


CHATEAU DE LUC SUR ORBIEU  - Famille Fabre, 11200 Luc sur Orbieu 

Château de Luc is owned by Famille Fabre and is really worth a visit of the wine lover. It is located in the little village Luc sur Orbieu along the river Orbieu. 

Their range of wine is wide an besides traditional Corbières wine the produce excellent ecological wine and a number of variety wines. Their prestige red is a AOP Corbières Boutenac with the name Château Fabre Gasparet and is absolutely fantastic at a very reasonable price. My cellar never lacks bottles of this wine of different age. At the moment I find the 2008 perfect to drink, five years old as it is. A few bottles I will forget for 10+ years.

The ecological wines are sold under the name Château Coulon and unlike most ecological wine in the area they are really well made. My theory is that many not so good wine makers go into ecological production as they always have a market despite tasting quality. Here we find a master wine maker very dedicated to ecological production and quality.

They also make a few variety wines and a vin doux on Grenach, not unlike a Port wine or the more nearby Rivesaltes from Roussillon.

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