In June 2015, La Clape became the Languedoc’s first « Appellation Communale». This latest success is however, only the most recent chapter in a winemaking history that dates back 2,000 years! Julius Cesar gifted this rocky outcrop overlooking the Mediterranean to his most favoured legionnaires as a reward. The Roman soldiers of the 10th Legion were thus the first to plant vines on the La Clape headland. Their choice of the Bourboulenc grape variety was no accident, since it was considered in Greek mythology to confer wisdom on those who drank it! Traders through and through, the Romans exported their wines widely and with great success.

Winemaking continued for centuries and more than a thousand years later, the Languedoc was brought under the rule of the French King Louis VIII. Much of the region was then governed, on behalf of the King, by the Baillys d’Anglès from 1226 until the French Revolution. During that time the property was occupied for 500 years by a royal garrison in charge of guarding the entrance to the Aude river, an important maritime trading route. It was Barthélémy Etienne d’Anglès, local mayor, who took the property back after the Revolution. The vineyards remained the property of the Anglès family for more than a hundred years. After the estate was split in two in the late 19th century, the Fabre family was ableto reunite it as Château d’Anglès at the beginning of this new and promising millenium.

From the Médoc to the Languedoc… not such a great leap after all for Eric and Christine Fabre in 2001, in their search for a high quality terroir in the South of France. Both from winemaking families, their intuition lead them to the terroir of La Clape… and straight to Château d’Anglès. Eric Fabre’s wealth of experience, including eight years as technical director at Château Lafite Rothschild, enabled him to overcome the considerable challenges awaiting them. Restructuring the vineyard was high priority in order to balance the assembly of traditional grape varieties such as Mourvèdre, Syrah, Grenache or Carignan for the reds and Bourboulenc, Roussanne and Marsanne for the whites. Each section of the 45 hectares on the estate is closely followed under the paternal eye of Eric Fabre, with a real respect for the environment. Round, fresh, charming, precise, complex, structured, delicate –are all qualities of the Château d’Anglès Great Wines that reflect the values held by Eric and Christine Fabre.

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Chateau d’Anglès Classique Rose 2019

$24.75
Brilliant, “pink flamingo” colour. Intense and complex nose of white flowers and fruits, citrus fruits and also small fresh red berries aromas. Plentiful mouth with a long and complex aromatic composition balanced by a mineral freshness. Enjoy fresh and fruity in the first 3 years. Ageing potential of 4 to 5 years. Will definitely match all kinds of summer dishes like salads and grills. Also excellent with Asian cuisine, red berries-based desserts. Aerate and drink around 12°C. If served too cold, this wine will not develop its full aroma. Mourvèdre (80%), Syrah(10%), Grenache (10%)
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Chateau d’Anglès Grand Vin Blanc 2016

$31.90
Limpid, pale yellow wine with golden highlights. Rich and complex nose, with a blend of white fruits and flowers, fresh and sweet spices and honey, nuts. Plentiful, structured and creamy mouth unveiling a lovely aromatic intensity. Long and fresh elegant finish. Fresh and fruity when young, gaining more complexity after 5-10 years. Potential of 15-20 years. Drink as an aperitif with marinated sardines. Perfect with fish, veal or poultry in sauce, as well as more spicy dishes. Excellent match with cured cheeses. Decant a few hours and serve at 14°C. If served too cold, the wine will not develop its full aroma. Bourboulenc (40%), Grenache (20%), Roussanne (20%), Marsanne (20%)
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Chateau d’Anglès Classique Blanc 2019

$24.75
Pale yellow colour with golden glints. Elegant bouquet of spring flowers and fresh spices such as anise or fennel. Smooth mouth revealing a rich and long complexity of white fruits balanced by a mineral freshness. Enjoy fresh and fruity in the first 5 years. Ageing potential of 8 to 10 years. Try the Classique White as an apéritif with salmon cream toasts or simply dry nuts! Excellent with grilled fish and also white meat. Perfect with goat and sheep fresh cheese. Aerate and drink at around 14°C. If served too cold, this wine will not develop its full aroma. Mourvèdre (80%), Syrah(10%), Grenache (10%)
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Chateau d’Anglès Grand Vin Blanc 2017

$31.90
Limpid, pale yellow wine with golden highlights. Rich and complex nose, with a blend of white fruits and flowers, fresh and sweet spices and honey, nuts. Plentiful, structured and creamy mouth unveiling a lovely aromatic intensity. Long and fresh elegant finish. Fresh and fruity when young, gaining more complexity after 5-10 years. Potential of 15-20 years. Drink as an aperitif with marinated sardines. Perfect with fish, veal or poultry in sauce, as well as more spicy dishes. Excellent match with cured cheeses. Decant a few hours and serve at 14°C. If served too cold, the wine will not develop its full aroma. Bourboulenc (40%), Grenache (20%), Roussanne (20%), Marsanne (20%)
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Chateau d’Anglès Grand Vin Rouge 2018

$58.00
THE VINES TERROIR
  • Hard limestone screes of the mountain of La Clape. Miocene pebble terrace. Warm and dry climate tempered by the Mediterranean. Slow ripening thanks to cooler coastal on the shores of the sea.
GROWING
  • Sustainable practices according to High Environmental Value charter (level 3) in respect for the environment and complexity of the wine: composted pomace, mulched prunings, plowing, no insecticides, no weedkillers.
VARIETIES
  • Syrah (40%), Grenache (40%), Mourvèdre (20%). Cordon de Royat trellising, hard-pruned for strictly controlled yields of about 35 hl/ha
THE WINE TASTING NOTES
  • Deep red colour with hints of black.Complex bouquet with a blend of ripe red and black fruits, spices, licorice and tobacco flavours hilghlighted by the typical minty touch of La Clape. Full-bodied and elegant mouth structured by dense and remarkably silky tannins. Great lengh endowed with a nice freshness.
AGEING POTENTIAL
  • Fresh and fruity when young, gaining more complexity after 5-10 years. Poten- tial of 15-20 years.
FOOD PAIRING
  • Wonderful with game, red meat and sauce dishes. Try it with a serious T-bone !
SERVICE
  • Decant a few hours and serve at 18°C/60°F.
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Chateau d’Anglès Classique Blanc 2018

$24.75
Pale yellow colour with golden glints. Elegant bouquet of spring flowers and fresh spices such as anise or fennel. Smooth mouth revealing a rich and long complexity of white fruits balanced by a mineral freshness. Enjoy fresh and fruity in the first 5 years. Ageing potential of 8 to 10 years. Try the Classique White as an apéritif with salmon cream toasts or simply dry nuts! Excellent with grilled fish and also white meat. Perfect with goat and sheep fresh cheese. Aerate and drink at around 14°C. If served too cold, this wine will not develop its full aroma. Mourvèdre (80%), Syrah(10%), Grenache (10%)
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