The wines of the Corbières and Fitou areas
By Richard James
This Guide was last updated on 03 February 2010
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Address: La Plantaire,
Route de Treilles,
Tel: 04 68 45 01 82
Geo-coordinates: Latitude: 42:55:57N (42.93260) Longitude: 2:54:43E (2.91208)
Geoffroy Marchand’s tiny domaine is organically farmed: his equally tiny cellar isn’t well-marked, although you should find it easily enough on the left just before the village of Feuilla; look out for the give-away wine tractor or decorative Étoile du Matin cartons. Geoffroy is one of an increasing number of young risk-taking growers either side of the Corbières, who’s crafting handmade, very natural and sometimes breathtaking wines (AC, Vins de Pays & Vins de Table as suits his whim). He studied and worked in Burgundy, then a while for the Roussillon’s famous Hervé Bizeul (Clos des Fées), before settling here. His signature label (Syrah, Grenache and/or Carignan), is a wild-fruited powerful Corbières, there’s a peppery pure meaty Grenache rarity called Les Agnelles (actually it’s got some Lladoner Pelut in it too, and the 2006 was bottled without sulphur dioxide) and a slightly off-the-wall 100% Carignan. This domaine should rapidly enter into every critic's Corbières top ten and is unquestionably one to keep an eye on.
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