Clos Fantine is a winery in Cabrerolles, a commune in the Hérault department in southern France. Wines are made under the Faugères AOC.

Owner: Carole, Olivier, and Corine (sic) Andrieu (GAEC Jacques Andrieu. Two sisters and one brother. They took over following the death of their parents.

Vineyards: The vineyards are mainly in the commune of Cabrerolles with other plots in Autignac.100% bush vines. Soils are schist-dominated, grey and blue. | 2013 On 11 March 2013 by ‘phone I was told there were 29ha of vines. 1.5ha of Terret Bouet (white), and 27.5ha of red: 2ha of Aramon and 25.5ha given to the following grapes in order of importance: Carignan, Mourvedre, Grenache Noir, Cinsault and Syrah.

Organic certification: 2007 Began conversion. | 2012 29ha First vintage with full organic certification for the entire estate.

Biodynamics: 2013 No. Organic rather than biodynamic.

Winemaking: Hand picked.

White wines

Faugères Blanc AOC, Valcabrières Blanc: 100% Terret Bouet. No added sulfites. Bottled as vin de table.  |2009 Interesting oxidised style (Natural Wine Fair, 2011). | 2010 Wild yeast, clean, intense cider, very good depth (Real Wine Fair 2012).

Red wines

Faugères Rouge AOC, Tradition: 2004 40% Mourvèdre, Carignan, 25% Grenache Noir, 10% Syrah. Wild yeast. Not filtered. Old style southern French red, bit grubby and oxidised but not the worst wine at Wholefoods High St Kensington on Thursday 9th October 2008 (retailing for £9.99). | 2009 40% Mourvèdre, 25% each Carignan and Grenache Noir, 10% Syrah. Chunky Carignan with brett  and lacking a bit of selection (Natural Wine Fair  2011). | 2010 Very good depth, ripe and structured, has a narrative with some egg reduction too, clear and fresh and deep (Real Wine Fair 2012). | 2012 Mainly Carignan plus Cinsault, Syrah, Grenache noir. | 2015 NAS (No added sulfites. Mainly GN. Nice, wild, egg, gentle extraction (Real Wine Fair 2017).


Clos Fantine

La Liquière, F-34480 Cabrerolles (Hérault), France

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