Who we are
Winemaker Hervé Joyaux Fabre left the south of west France over 30 years ago to embark on a journey which took him to South America where has been producing award-winning Malbec ever since. When his childhood friend Pierre Montmayou asked him to join him on a new project in Cahors, he had no hesitation to accept this new challenge. Hervé has been a major driving force behind the rise and success of Argentine Malbec with internationally acclaimed wines such as Viñalba. He has returned to his homeland for a new venture with his wife Diane and has recently acquired Les Vignobles St Didier Parnac a beautiful property set on the banksof the river Lot.
Vin de lumière
LATIS is the Celtic word for daylight, which is a reference to both the region’s strong Celtic heritage and the very special daylight in Cahors. This light is soft and golden and gives a sensation of peace, well-being and harmony. LATIS is an homage to the Celtic population which lived in the area 2,000 years ago and had very strong bond with nature and the beautiful local terroir. LATIS was born out of a willingness to produce the best and most approachable Malbec from Cahors and show how much this indigenous grape variety has evolved in its native environment since its rise to international fame.
Cahors is located 200km east of Bordeaux and 150km north of Toulouse in the South East of France. The local Lot river meanders through the area which has wide variety of terrains such as valleys, plateaux and plains that are ideal vineyard locations. The Mediterranean climate of Cahors has lower rainfall than nearby Bordeaux and the river Lot acts as a thermal regulator and a permanent reserve of water. Produced from grapes meticulously sourced from some of the best plots in the ‘causse’ and ‘vallée’ areas of Cahors, Latis wines are made from 100% Malbec.
This beautifully graceful dry red is bursting with fruit and an earthy warmth. Deep flavours of blackberry and smoky liquorice make this the perfect partner for big flavours. Enjoy with roasted meat, cassoulet or dark chocolate.
Latis Grande Reserve
Latis Grande Reserve showcases the deep blackberry and toasty oak of the French Malbec. Enjoy with confit duck, porcini mushroom risotto or a rich bitter chocolate torte.
Fresh and fruity, the nose shows citrus fruit and hints of carnations and mint. On the palate apricot, white peach and grapefruit dominate, and a touch of creaminess due to 2 to 3 months ageing on less. Enjoy with white meat, roasted vegetables or shellfish.
Intense aromas of plums and liquorice on the nose, youthful. Similar notes on the palate, fresh with hints of green pepper and a lovely length. Great match with chicken terrine, savoury pies or goats cheese.
Winemaker Hervé Joyaux Fabre left the south of west France over 30 years ago to embark on a journey which took him to South America where has been producing award-winning Malbec ever since. When his childhood friend and local boy Pierre Montmayou asked him to join him on a new project in Cahors, he had no hesitation to accept this new challenge. Hervé’s has been a major driving force behind the rise and success of Argentine Malbec with internationally acclaimed wines such as Viñalba. He has returned to his homeland for a new venture which will bring to life the wines that inspired him on his winemaking journey. Hervé and his wife Diane recently acquired Les Vignobles St Didier Parnac from the Rigal family, a beautiful property set on the banks of the river Lot near the picturesque town of Cahors.