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Fat Bastard

Good friends Tierry (renowned French winemaker) and Guy (British wine...

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Good friends Tierry (renowned French winemaker) and Guy (British wine industry rebel) created FAT bastard almost by accident. It started out as an experiment Thierry had going in the back of his cellar, leaving a barrel “on the lees” (yeast cells). He didn’t know what to expect, but when he and Guy tried the wine, Thierry exclaimed, with a strong French accent, ”Now zat iz what you call eh Phet bast-ard!” This very British expression perfectly described the wine’s wonderful color and round, rich palate, so that’s what they named it. In 1991, Véronique Torcolacci obtained her degree in oenology from the University of Toulouse. She joined Gabriel Meffre as oenologist in charge of quality before becoming head winemaker. Produced in partnership with Gabriel Meffre and crafted from the low-yielding vineyards of the Languedoc-Roussillon region of France, the wine is remarkably full bodied with a vibrant, fruit-forward style. It is no wonder that Time magazine has referred to FAT bastard as, “Wine for the anti-snob.” When crafting FAT bastard, the objective of Véronique and her team remains the same: never make the slightest compromise on quality. With this in mind, she regularly visits the Languedoc vineyards, meeting with the winegrowers and seeking out wines that satisfy her rigorous demands.

As someone who feels strongly about protecting the environment, Véronique raises the issue of sustainable development with winegrowers and always strives to respect the land and the grape varieties as much as possible during the winemaking process. Commitment and passion are the driving forces that have enabled her to rise to this challenge for the past 20 years. Thanks to her unique knowledge, she has obtained more than 100 medals, several 4- and 5-star ratings, and special mentions for her wines in all the major wine competitions and top wine magazines. Her skills have also made her a name throughout the profession, particularly in the area of wine bottle capping and corking.

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  • Fat Bastard Cabernet Sauvignon 2017 Front Label
    Fat Bastard Cabernet Sauvignon 2017
    Cabernet Sauvignon from Languedoc-Roussillon, France
      3.2 6 Ratings
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    • Fat Bastard Pinot Noir 2018  Front Label
      Fat Bastard Pinot Noir 2018
      Pinot Noir from Languedoc-Roussillon, France
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      • Fat Bastard Syrah 2018  Front Label
        Fat Bastard Syrah 2018
        Syrah/Shiraz from Languedoc-Roussillon, France
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        • Fat Bastard Sauvignon Blanc 2018 Front Label
          Fat Bastard Sauvignon Blanc 2018
          Sauvignon Blanc from Languedoc-Roussillon, France
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          • Fat Bastard Merlot 2018  Front Label
            Fat Bastard Merlot 2018
            Merlot from Languedoc-Roussillon, France
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            • Fat Bastard Chardonnay 2018  Front Label
              Fat Bastard Chardonnay 2018
              Chardonnay from France
                3.8 6 Ratings
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