Fabre Montmayou

Hervé Joyaux Fabre, owner and winemaker of Fabre Montmayou, was born in Bordeaux, France, to a family of wine negociants.
When he arrived in Argentina in the early 90’s looking for opportunities to invest in vineyards and start a winery, Hervé was impressed by the potential for Malbec in Mendoza.

As a true visionary, he bought very old Malbec vineyards, planted in 1908, and built the Fabre Montmayou winery with real boutique style and essence. Once the winery in Mendoza was established Hervé then decided to buy vineyards and a winery in Rio Negro, Patagonia. He realised the unique cool climate of this southern region combined with the “terroir” made it possible to create great wines that are very different in style from those produced in Mendoza.

His passion and “savoir faire” did the rest. Also, his partnership with his wife, Diane, enabled him to begin producing exceptional wines that have achieved international acclaim and are enjoyed in over twenty countries. Hervé crafts the wines, meticulous in his approach to ensure every step of the process is carried out to his instruction. Diane takes control when the wine is ready to be shipped out to customers. She looks after everything from the corks to customers and beyond.

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Fabre Montmayou Cabernet Sauvignon 2016
93  James Suckling 
James Suckling 93Although this has a hint of bell pepper, there are also attractive blackcurrant and redcurrant notes. A serious tannin structure and a long dry finish of some complexity. Drink or hold."
Item Number: 31882

Fabre Montmayou Reserva Malbec 2017
Deep red colour with violet tones. Very intense bouquet with red cherry fruit and spices. Complex and well-balanced with vanilla and chocolate notes from the oak. A modern style wine, with sweet silky tannins. Great with all kind of grilled meats, games and cheeses.

Fabre Montmayou Reserva Malbec 2016
92  James Suckling 
James Suckling 92 "A juicy and tangy red with lemon peel and dark fruits. Medium body, firm and silky tannins and a flavorful finish. Always excellent."  Decanter 91 "Very intense with a bold structure and tannins. Abundant violets, fresh black fruits, liquorice and clove. Generous oak

Fabre Montmayou Reserva Malbec 2015
91  James Suckling 
James Suckling 91 " Tar and dark-berry character with hints of black licorice. Full body, chewy tannins and a juicy finish. Always outstanding. "   The Wine Advocate 90 " The 2015 Malbec Reserva is from Luján de Cuyo, from their own vineyards in the Vistalba zone. It followed a traditional

Fabre Montmayou Cabernet Franc 2015
94  Tim Atkin 
Tim Atkin 94 “When you’ve got nice fruit, why hide it?” says Hervé Joyaux of this partially oak-aged Cabernet Franc from Luján de Cuyo. Silky, smooth and nicely balanced, with some green pepper and herbal undertones, this is a very stylish red."  "Intense red color. Exuberant nose with red and

Fabre Montmayou Cabernet Franc 2014
94  Decanter 
Decanter 94 "You'd expect a Bordeaux winemaker to be good at producing Cabernet Franc, and that's the case with Herve Fabre. This comes from Pedriel, and sees no new oak at all, allowing the cool, grassy, spicy perfume of the grape to express itself. Leafy, yet voluptuous, with plenty of

Fabre Montmayou Torrontes 2015
"Light yellow in color, this 100% Torrontes has delicate aromas of white peach, grapefruit and jasmine. On the palate, the wine is light, fresh, and very elegant. It is great combined with spicy dishes, Thai food, seafood, and traditional empanadas. " ~ Winery notes

Fabre Montmayou Reserva Malbec 2014
90  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 90 "The 2014 Malbec Reserva had a note of smoky bacon that made me think of a Northern Rhône. 60% of the wine matured in French oak for one year. There are plenty of notes of licorice and ripe plums with hints of violets. The palate is medium to full-bodied with grainy, slightly dusty

Fabre Montmayou Reserva Malbec 2013
93  James Suckling 
James Suckling 93 "This so balanced and pretty with floral, berry, blackberry and hints of cedar. Full body, very polished and balanced. Long finish. Drink or hold."  "Deep red color with violet tones. Very intense bouquet with red fruits like cherries and spices. Complex and well balanced with