The production of single variety wines is very much in vogue at the moment. Who would ever have thought of a 100% Cabernet Franc emanating from the Languedoc an few years ago? However, ‘new kids on the block’ Domaine Gayda make a very good hand of it with their succulent Figure Libre, Cabernet Franc 2011 (£11.35 New Generation Wines) an organic wine with bright violet and raspberry notes over incredibly soft tannins.

Pays d’Oc IGP wines tend to have rather assertive personalities compared to their northern counterparts and, outside the constraints of the old ‘appellations controlées’, diversity really is the name of the game.

To read more information on this wine: “Figure Libre Cabernet Franc