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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

2018

Grape Variety

100% Chenin Blanc

Tasting notes

Golden colour with reflections of green. A nose that is both floral and fruity gives great complexity, freshness and minerality.

Organic & vegan wine

Certified organic wine and vegan friendly

Press and Awards

91/100 - Decanter - Aug 2018 - Figure Libre Chenin Blanc 2016
Élu Cuvée Ambassadrice - Pays d'Oc Collection 2017- Figure Libre Chenin Blanc 2015
90/100 - Decanter - Jan 2017 - Figure Libre Chenin Blanc 2014

Tasting notes

Golden colour with reflections of green. A nose that is both floral and fruity gives great complexity, freshness and minerality. Well balanced with a purity of fruit enhanced by its roundness and length. A pleasantly fresh finish.  

Vinification process

Harvested in 2 times (with 10% Noble Rot) - Slow and long pressing - Gentle racking - Fermentation in concrete egg fermenters.

Vineyards

At 200m altitude on sandstone in Brugairolles.

Ageing

In concrete egg fermenter and 500L barrels. No racking off after fermentation. Light sulphur addition 1 month 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 : 3.49 g/L
  • pH : 3.27
  • Level of sulphur : 54 mg/L
  • Residual sugar : 0.53 g/L