Figuière is a 210-acre organic wine estate located in La Londe les Maures. Alain Combard purchased the property in 1992 after discovering its cool coastal climate and unique schist soils. “The schist in La Londe seduced my father,” says Alain’s daughter Magali, “schist and the sea make our style.”
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.”
Première White is organically grown and produced entirely from the Figuière estate in the Côtes-de-Provence AOP. The goal of Première White is to express such unique schist terroir found at La Londe offering a perfect mineral expression of Rolle. A blend of Rolle 75% and Sémillon 25% vinified entirely in stainless steel tanks.
Figuière aims for tight wines that express the unique terroir of coastal Provence. Première White shows complex aromas and flavors of nectarine, thyme and lavender, and white flowers. The wine has a persistent freshness thanks to cooling breezes from the Mediterranean and an underpinning of salty minerality thanks to La Londe’s distinctive schist soils.
Première White is ideally suited to shellfish. A chilled platter of cooked and raw seafood including oysters, prawns and langoustines are brilliant alongside the salty and citrusy character of this wine. Rolle’s herbaceous undertones will also highlight pasta or fish sauced with pesto or chicken roasted with Herbs de Provence.