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CONCOURS "ELLE A TABLE" Chateau COUTINEL rosé 2017 médaillé OR 2018

MIDI ma région, mes envies

Fronton wines among the wine region of the year

LA VIGNE N°306 la revue du monde viticole - mars 2018

Rouges - Le calme à Gaillac

"Le marché du gaillac rouge est un peu endormi.Il aurait besoin d'être réveillé par un négoce désireux d'élaborer des marques",soutient Pierre Arnaud, directeur de la cave Labastisde-de-Lévis.Cette coopérative commercialise 40 000 hl vrac,dont 3000 hl de gaillac rouge en vrac auprès de quatre partenaires de longue date.Des marchés suivis pour lesquels elle élabore des vins fruités et mûrs.Du côté des cours, là non plus, pas de surprise ni de yo-yo."On est autour de 120€/hl contre 110€/hl l'an passé",indique Anne Arbeau, dirigeante de la société de négoce du même nom.Arbeau achète 30% de ses vins en vrac, le reste en bouteille.Avec 4000 hl, le gaillac rouge représente 10% de son activité vrac."C'est une AOC pour laquelle in n'y a pas de précipitation.Nous faisons des retiraisons tout au long de l'année", explique-t-elle.Thierry Pages, à la tête de château Langlade, à Lisle-sur-Tarn, travaille depuis dix ans avec Arbeau.Ce négoce a déjà pris 130 hl des 400 hl de gaillac rouge qu'il a produits en 2017.Le restant sera enlevé d'ici trois mois.Le tout à des prix "stables" selon Thierry Pages:120€/hl contre 115€/hl l'an passé.

The Arbeau house plays the regional grape varieties

ARBEAU'S EXPORTS ARISE

After a very promising Vinexpo wine fair, Anne and Géraud Arbeau decided to increase their commercial efforts towardsforeign markets. After China, Chateau Coutinel now aims the United States.
Prosper Arbeau would have been proud of his heirs. Since he founded the company in 1878, his great grandchildren strongly developed sales in France and abroad. Nowadays Vignobles ARBEAU's 18 employees are realizing a 4 million euros annual turnover.
However its modern bottling chain fulfills 2 million bottles a year (many local producers trust the company to bottle their wines), Vignobles ARBEAU is currently conquering new markets through the winemaking of "small scale" varietals cuvées."It's been a year since we started to enhance quality by proposing fruity wines with limited production. 20 000 bottles a year.This original use of four sothwestern varietals (Négrette, Côt, Braucol, ans Gamay)is deeply appreciated by our customers"said Géraud ARBEAU current CEO.
It is also a way to claim our belonging to the Fronton area while the regional administration is trying to gather all the local winemakers under a single banner."Of course from Languedoc. However, we want to preserve our Southwestern identity that is very attractive around the world"said Anne Arbeau, Géraud's sister.
During the Vinexpo wine fair, Vignobles Arbeau met its foreign clients as well as new contacts among the 45 000 visitors,especially Americans wishing to import some Fronton wine.These varietal wines (100%Négrette, 100% Côt) perfectly fit with new consumption trends that prefer easy-to-drink wines to wines "de garde" that need to wait a few years to fully express their aromas.
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Vignobles Arbeau is nowadays making 35% of its annual turnover in 36 countries.Even if France remains the company's first market the sales keep increasing in Asia (mostly China and Japan).
Entering the American market will certainly bring other opportunities...

WINE ENTHUSIAST Château Coutinel Grande Réserve rouge 2014

WINE ENTHUSIAST Château Coutinel Braucol 2016

Global Wine Beer & Spirits EPPS 08/26-27/2018 On-Premise Adult Beverage EPPS 08/28-30/2018

ECRM Anaheim, California

The classic range COUTINEL refreshed

Château COUTINEL is in conversion BIO since 12 décember 2017 on 47 hectares