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Figure Libre Freestyle is the name given to an ambitious range of wines designed to shake up conventions and break new ground for expressing the inherent style of Languedoc and Roussillon. Turning its back on appellation rules, it favours freedom of choice in terms of varietal range, both single varietals and blends. Figure Libre Freestyle reflects a desire to think outside the box and bring together grape varieties that would otherwise never have met in the same bottle.

Vintage

2018

Grape Variety

50% Grenache Blanc et Gris, 25% Maccabeu, 15% Marsanne, 10% Roussanne

Tasting notes

Deep gold colour, very aromatic, with hints of stone fruit and honeysuckle.

Organic & vegan wine

Certified organic wine and vegan friendly

Press and Awards

Rating 90 pts - Decanter - Nov 2020 (Georgie Hindle) - Figure Libre Freestyle Blanc 2018
Élu Cuvée Ambassadrice - Pays d’Oc Collection 2019 - Figure Libre Freestyle Blanc 2017
Rating 91 pts - Decanter - Aug 2018 (Rosemary George) - Figure Libre Freestyle Blanc 2016

Tasting notes

Deep gold colour, very aromatic, with hints of stone fruit and honeysuckle. A rich full bodied wine with real depth, weight and concentration and a hint of oak to add further complexity.  A lot of personality. Approachable now but will continue to develop and improve over the next 5 years.   

Vinification process

Hand Picked, Grape sorting, Destemming, No crushing, Cold soak of the grapes in vats for 24 to 72 hours, Pneumatic press except for the Grenache Blanc and Grenache Gris : pressing of the whole grapes , Light settling, Natural fermentation in Oak barrels, Natural fermentation in concrete egg tank for Marsanne and Grenache Blanc and in oak barrels of 228l and 500l for the Roussanne, Maccabeu and Grenche Blanc

Vineyards

Organic wine certified by FR-BIO 10, Grenache Blanc and Gris : Opoul-Périllos, Saint Martin de Fenouillet, Espira, Maccabeu : Saint Martin de Fenouillet, Marsanne : Saint Martin de Fenouillet, Espira, Cassagnoles, Roussanne : Saint Martin de Fenouillet, Espira

Ageing

In concrete egg tank and 228l and 500l barrels on the lees with “Bâtonnages” Blending of the best Cuvées of each variety and vineyard then 1 month in vat prior to bottling

Further information

  • Alcohol : 13%
  • Total acidity H2SO4 : 3.87 g/L
  • pH : 3.18
  • Level of sulphur : 69 mg/L
  • Residual sugar : 1.16 g/L