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We called it “Figure Libre” because we have chosen the freedom of creation and expression, combining the subtleness of the Loire with the bold character of the Languedoc.
Away from the rigours of the appellation, in 2004 we planted the grape varieties which we felt would be the best suited, those most able to reveal the expression and the qualities of our Brugairolles sandstone terroir. Cabernet Franc and Chenin Blanc, rarely grown in the region, originate from the Loire Valley, home of Winemaker Vincent Chansault.

Vintage

2019

Grape Variety

100% Cabernet Franc

Tasting notes

Opaque, perfumed with fragrant black cherry, cassis and spice.  Full bodied, intense with countless layers of flavour including blackcurrant, cedar and graphite.

Organic & vegan wine

Certified organic wine and vegan friendly

Press and Awards

Figure Libre Cabernet Franc 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016 & 2017 elected Cuvées Ambassadrices - Pays d'Oc Collection 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2017, 2018 & 2019
Millésime 2015 - Gold Award 2018 - Shanghai International Wine Challenge (SIWC).
Millésime 2013 - 88/100 - Jeb Dunnuck - Issue #218 The Wine Advocate Robert Parker 2015. (…) offers perfumed, slightly exotic notes of lilac, violets, sweet black cherries and black raspberry (…) well-made profile that’s hard to resist (...)”

Tasting notes

Opaque, perfumed with fragrant black cherry, cassis and spice.  Full bodied, intense with countless layers of flavour including blackcurrant, cedar and graphite. Dense fruit on the palate is bound by a structure of fine grained tannins and a lively acidity.  This wine shows great depth and character and yet is refined with a long, elegant finish.

Vinification process

The taste and flavours of the grapes determine the harvest date and orientate our wine making to allow the quality of the fruit to express freely in the wine - totally natural process.

Vineyards

Organic Wine certified by FR-BIO 10., Sandstone of Brugairolles at 200m altitude.

Ageing

20% in new Oak, 20% in wooden vat and 60% in 1 and 2 year old Oak barrels - The wines are racked and bottled according to the phases of the moon and on fruit or root days.

Further information

  • Alcohol : 13.5%
  • Total acidity H2SO4 : 3.00 g/L
  • pH : 3.89
  • Level of sulphur : 48 mg/L
  • Residual sugar : 1.60 g/L