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 Argentina where has been producing award-winning Malbec ever since. Hervé has been a major driving force behind the rise and success of Argentine Malbec. He returned to his homeland in 2015 to create Latis in the heart of the Occitanie region where he benefits from demanding but exceptional terroirs. Hervé is supported by a team of local growers whose expertise is crucial to LATIS.
Vin de lumière
LATIS is the Celtic word for daylight, which is a reference to both the region’s 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 was born out of a willingness to produce the best and most approachable single varietal wines from Cahors and the nearby Pays d’Oc and Côtes de Duras wine regions. LATIS wines aim to be more modern interpretations of classic grape varieties from our beloved Occitanie region.
Our wines are produced in Occitanie (or Occitania) which is one of the most diverse wine regions in the South West of France and is home to many Unesco world heritage sites. Its unique location between two mountains ranges to the north and south, the Atlantic ocean to the west and the Mediterranean to the east, means it is blessed with superb weather and an eclectic variety of terroirs. This natural and climatic diversity is ideal for growing Sauvignon Blanc, Cabernet Sauvignon and 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.
Latis Reserve Cabernet
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.
A genuine pioneer of premium single varietal Malbec from Argentina, Hervé Joyaux Fabre has gained international recognition thanks to producing award-winning wines for the past 25 years in the province of Mendoza. In 2018, he was named Best Winemaker of the Year (red wine) by the IWC. (International Wine Competition). With his experience and his passion for Malbec, Hervé returned to France in 2015 with the idea of producing this grape in its region of origin, with magnificent and demanding terroirs. By rediscovering the land of Cahors, Hervé also rediscovers Occitanie, its ancestral wine-growing terroirs and the estates that shapes it. He has joined forces with local winemakers to produce wines that are representative of their region. The winemakers who create LATIS share Hervé’s values of respect for their land and terroir-driven winemaking.