Grape Variety: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Vineyards: Fat bastard Cabernet is sourced from vines grown in stony soils, with controlled yields, mainly on the foothills of the Pezenas area and in the Minervois region fo the Langedoc-Roussillon.
Tasting Notes: Rich and powerful with a hint of licorice, smooth tannins with a robust and lively finish.
Food pairings: Pair with grilled steak or game, and rich chocolate desserts.
Cabernet Sauvignon is one of the more challenging grapes to grow in Southern France and thus I work closely with the growers throughout the region to determine the best growing areas and harvest times. It is a late ripening varietal that needs proper conditions in September to achieve ideal maturation which is essential to produce the wine's soft and rich expression. We begin tasting the berries early in the season to monitor development of sugar, acid and tannins and only when the conditions are ideal, do we begin the harvest.