Fresh from its success at this year’s Mundus Vini Biofach international organic wine fair, where it picked up the Best Organic Red Wine of France gong for its flagship wine Chemin de Moscou, Domaine Gayda is launching its Figure Libre range of wines in the UK with fresh distribution deals in place. Peter Dean picks up the story and tastes through the new wines.

“Lovely tension between the acidity and the weight from the lees ageing. There are only 2800 bottles of this produced and it’s well worth seeking out.” Grenache Gris Vineyard’s Selection.

Domaine Gayda is an estate situated 25 kms south of Carcassonne in the foothills of the Pyrenees, with a new winery built in 2004. Owners Tim Ford and Anthony Record MBE appointed Loire-born Vincent Chansault as their winemaker who has been with them ever since and produces 21 different wines using the freedom that the Pays d’Oc IGP allows winemakers – where almost anything goes.