Freestyle Blanc

Chenin Blanc Freestyle Rouge
A range off the beaten track
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.

Tasting Notes: 

Deep gold colour, very aromatic, with hints of stonefruit 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

Awards: 

Rating 91 pts (Rosmary George). Decanter, August 2018, Figure Libre Freestyle Blanc 2016
Jeb Dunnuck, The Wine Advocate Robert Parker 2015, Rating 89 pts, Figure Libre Freestyle Blanc 2013
“Pale greenish. Lightly reductive and very savoury. Bone-dry finish. Lots of character and potential to age. Savoury and salty.” 16.5/20 Jancis Robinson
"Crisp and fruity with plenty of peach and Fuji apple flavours, accented by rich, spicy notes. Rich, creamy notes fill the finish." - Wine Spectator
Won placement in the Top 100, chosen from IGP French Wines, Top 100 IGP, 2011, as announced at the London International Wine Fair

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
Additions:

Appelation: 

  • Indication Géographique Protégée - Pays d’Oc

Variety: 

55% Grenache Blanc et Gris, 20% Maccabeu, 20% Marsanne, 5% Roussanne

Year: 

Alcohol: 

12.50%

Total acidty in H2SO4: 

3.45g/L

Residual Sugar: 

0.66g/L

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