O’Briens Wine Beer & Spirits
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Domaine Sarabande Faugeres

Domaine la Sarabande Les Rabasses Faugères AOP

Languedoc  , France 

  • Grape Variety

    Carignan, Grenache , Syrah / Shiraz

  • Food Match

    cold meats/pâtés, Duck, Hard mature cheese, Roast lamb/beef, Slow cooked shoulder of lamb

  • Alcohol By Volume


  • Vegetarian & Vegan

    Suitable for Vegetarians and Vegans

After spending a number of years training under Jeremy Hyland, possibly the best regarded viticulturist in NZ, at Kim Crawford wines and later at Astrolabe wines, Irishwoman Isla Gordon and her Australian winemaker Husband Paul decided it was time to set out on their own and chose the Languedoc as the place best suited to the style of wine they both wanted to produce. Today, working with some unique terroirs and old vineyards treated organically and by hand, the Gordons produce some stunningly good old world wines but with a modern Oz twang. The aromas of the Faugeres are dominated by black cherries and plums, with the Carignan addsing a forest floor character. The Carignan and Syrah underwent malolactic fermention. This adds complexity to the palate, wh ich is packed with fruit, but has a softlingering finish.

In the vineyard

The vineyard is on a northwest slope which consists of fine grey schist. The orientation of the slope means the fruit ripens evenly without cooking the fruit or creating a wine that is too high in alc ohol.

In the winery

No yeast culture was added so the fermentation was completely natural. Temperature and nutrient levels were closely monitored and ferment lasted ten days. All varieties were vinified separately.

Press & Awards

  • Wine of the Week
    "From Aussie-Irish husband and wife team, Paul and Isla Gordon comes this charming treatment of concentrated fruit from old Grenache, Carignan and Syrah vines. Think vibrant cherries, supple tannins and a bright sinewy core at its heart." Aoife Carri, 2011 Vintage
    Irish Mail on Sunday

Customer Satisfaction

As a family business we ensure a warm and friendly service whether you shop in store or online. We strive to create an environment of trust, an experience to enjoy and a brand to recommend. O’Brien’s delivers an extensive range of wines beers and spirits, some world famous others small and bespoke, all the best quality and all at the best value. Our staff are knowledgeable and enthusiastic about our range and strive to understand and exceed your expectations.

Free Delivery

No minimum order and if you spend €100 or more we'll deliver your order for free anywhere in the Republic of Ireland.

Orders are normally delivered within 3-5 business days (Monday-Friday excluding bank holidays) of you placing the order.


Change your mind? No problem. You can cancel your order at any stage or return some or all of it through any of our stores or we can arrange a collection. Simply contact us by phone on 1850 269 777 (or +353 1 2693139 from outside Ireland) or email online@obrienswine.ie and we'll look after the rest.

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