Brand Description

Figuière is a 210-acre organic wine estate located in La Londe, a sub-appellation of the Côtes-de-Provence AOP. Alain Combard arrived from Chablis in 1992 and purchased the property after discovering its unique terroir. Today, the second generation of the Combard family carries on the pioneering spirit of their father. Alain’s daughter, Magali, runs the commercial side of the business while her brother, François, is the winemaker. La Londe enjoys cooler temperatures than the rest of the Côtes-de-Provence thanks to the influence of the sea and its schist soils bring an underpinning of minerality to the wines. “The schist in La Londe seduced my father,” says daughter Magali, “schist and the sea make our style.”

Location of Vineyard

Figuière is in La Londe-les-Maures between Marseille and Nice with vineyards that lie just a few hundred meters from the Mediterranean Sea. “There’s a five-degree difference in temperature from our vineyards to those of the interior,” says Magali, “the freshness found in our wines is very singular to the La Londe region.” The original 44-acre estate has been farmed organically since 1979. Over time, the Combard family grew Figuière to its current size of 210 acres of vineyard certified organic by Ecocert. Additionally, Figuière purchases grapes from contracted growers to produce their IGP Le Mediteranee line.

Winemaking Philosophy

Initially, Alain Combard focused on Rolle, the local name for Vermentino. “Very few wineries were bottling rosé in the early 1990s,” says Magali, “my dad made his name applying his knowledge of Chablis to the white grape varieties of Provence.” From grapes grown in schist and in the hands of a Chablisien, Alain learned that Rolle could be fine, structured, and full of minerality. Today, all of the wines produced at Figuière are produced with this goal in mind. “We like clean wines and we like to feel vitality of the earth,” says Magali. For the Combards, this means no maquillage (makeup) to cover up the fruit with the flavor of new oak barrels and high levels of ripeness that could potentially overwhelm the terroir. "We want every wine from Figuière to show the uniqueness of Provence and terroir expression of La Londe."

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Winery Profile
Owner: The Combard Family
Winemaker: Francois Combard; Damien Pages
Total acreage under vine: 210
Founded: 1992
Production: 1400000
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“Inviting, fresh fig, red berry and pastry aromas. Rich palate with citrus pith, salinity and a mouth-coating finish.” — acclaim for 2022 Figuière Confidentielle Rosé from Decanter, Jun 2024
“A textbook Provence style, offering jasmine perfume alongside watermelon and strawberry notes, with chalky mineral underpinnings. Tasty and well-balanced, with a bit of weight on the palate, showing hints of fennel and other herbs on the lithe finish. Grenache, Cinsault, Syrah and Cabernet.” — acclaim for 2023 Figuière Signature Magali Rosé from Wine Spectator, May 2024
“An enticing perfume of peach and fragrant rose blossom introduces this rosé, which shows some spice notes and clementine-fueled acidity. Hints of crushed stone line the light, lip-smacking finish. Grenache, Cinsault, Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon and Carignan.” — acclaim for 2023 Figuière Méditerranée Rosé from Wine Spectator, May 2024
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