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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

2020

Grape Variety

100% Chenin Blanc

Tasting notes

Golden colour with reflections of green. A nose that is both floral and fruity with aromas of citrus, acacia, orange blossom and caramelised pineapple.

Organic & vegan wine

Certified organic wine and vegan friendly

Press and Awards

91/100 Decanter (Georgie Hindle) Jan. 2021 “A lovely fruity and floral nose here showing the wonderful typicity of Chenin. The palace is rich and rounded offering honeyed complexity alongside fresh and vibrant pear flavours. Well balanced and rounded with lively acidity. Fermented in concrete eggs and 500l barrels.” - Figure Libre Chenin Blanc 2018
91/100 - Decanter - Aug. 2018 - Figure Libre Chenin Blanc 2016
Élu Cuvée Ambassadrice - Pays d'Oc Collection 2017- Figure Libre Chenin Blanc 2015

Tasting notes

Golden colour with reflections of green. A nose that is both floral and fruity with aromas of citrus, acacia, orange blossom and caramelised pineapple. Great complexity, freshness and minerality. Well balanced with a purity of fruit enhanced by its roundness and length, with toasty notes.  

Vinification process

Harvested in 2 times (with 10% Noble Rot) - Slow and long pressing - Gentle racking - Natural fermentation without sulphur in concrete egg fermenter, stoneware jar and 500L barrels.

Vineyards

At 200m altitude on sandstone in Brugairolles.

Ageing

In concrete egg fermenter, stoneware jar and 500L barrels. No racking off after fermentation. According to the golden number the egg shape keeps the wine in perpetual movement creating roundness while preserving the purity of fruit and freshness. Racking off 2 weeks prior to bottling for settling.

Further information

  • Alcohol : 13,5%
  • Total acidity H2SO4 : 4.39 g/L
  • pH : 3.31
  • Level of sulphur : 69 mg/L
  • Residual sugar : 1.05 g/L