If you haven’t experienced Fat bastard wines, you’re in for a treat. Not only do they produce some of the finest Cabernet Sauvignons, Chardonnays and Merlots on the market they have a great story to boot.
It all started when Thierry, a renowned winemaker who’d traversed California, France, Chile and South Africa crafting wines was sitting a cold, damp wine cellar on a winter’s day when his dear friend Guy Anderson burst in to sample his recent experiments.
Thierry and Guy had worked together in the past though I imagine their friendship was born form their mutual passion for the grape. They tasted hundreds of barrel samples that day and while pleased neither was blown away by any particular vintage.
The next day Thierry introduced Guy to an experimental wine he had in the back of the cellar stating, “dis is an experiment wine; we left it on de lees. We trip no?” Guy replied in the affirmative and they were blown away with the results. Leaving the wine on the lees (yeast cells) yielded a dramatic result compared with the previous day’s offerings.
Thierry nailed it when he exclaimed with passionate exuberance, “now zat iz what you call eh phet bast-ard!” From this benevolent moment between two great friends Fat bastard wines was born.
Their 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon is sourced from low-yielding vines that are grown in the foothills of Pézenas near the esteemed Minervois appellation in Languedoc-Roussillon yielding a strong ruby-red color with decadent aromas of black currant, cinnamon, crushed blackberries and pepper spices. “A wine with a tightly woven texture, fine grain tannins and a long, persistent finish.”
This Cabernet touches the heart and soul with powerful expressions that are impactful yet smooth and truly delightful.
Enjoy in good health!