Figuière Signature François Red 2018

Figuière is located 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.”

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.”

Over a period of 25 years, the Combard Family grew Figuière to its current size of 210 acres. Additionally, Figuière purchases grapes from contracted growers in the Côtes-de-Provence. The Signature series are produced from a blend of estate-grown grapes and purchased fruit.

François Red is part of the “Signature” series, named after Alain Combard’s three children. François currently runs the family business and is in charge of the farming and the winemaking. The wine is produced from contracted growers in Côtes de Provence AOP. François is made from a blend of Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon and Mouvèdre vinified entirely in stainless-steel tanks.

Tasting Notes

Figuière aims for tight wines that express the unique terroir of coastal Provence. François Red is a fresh tasting, juicy and easy-to-enjoy red wine. Aromas and flavors of bright red cherries, wild herbs and earthy forest floor are accompanied by salty minerality.

Food Pairing

François Red has a bright and refreshing character making it ideally suited to a wide range of foods. Thanks to its medium weight and soft tannins François Red can be served slightly cool and paired with barbequed chicken, burgers and grilled salmon.

Production Info
Production area/appellation
Côtes-de-Provence AOP
Soil composition
Schist, Clay
Average Vine Age
10-15 years
Total SO2
95
Harvest time
August-September
First vintage of this wine
1993
Bottles produced of this wine
60,000
Winemaking & Aging
Varietal composition
60% Syrah, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Mourvèdre
Fermentation container
thermo-regulated vats
Length of alcoholic fermentation
10-15 days days
Malolactic fermentation
Yes
Fining agent
Animal-based
Analytical Data
Alcohol
13.5 %
pH level
3.78
Residual sugar
0.4 g/L
Acidity
3.08 g/L

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