Figuière Signature Valerie White 2017

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 to produce their Côtes-de-Provence Signature series. The Signature series is produced from a blend of estate-grown grapes and purchased fruit.

Valérie White is part of the “Signature” series, named after Alain Combard’s three children. Valérie is Alain’s youngest daughter.  Valérie is made from a blend of Ugni Blanc, Rolle, and Sémillon vinified entirely in stainless-steel tanks.

Tasting Notes

Figuière aims for tight wines that express the unique terroir of coastal Provence. Valérie White is a fresh tasting, juicy and easy-to-enjoy white wine. Aromas and flavors of peach, lemon and wild herbs are accompanied by salty minerality.

Food Pairing

Valérie 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.

Production Info
Production area/appellation
Côtes-de-Provence AOP
Vineyard name
Figuiére
Vineyard size
213 acres
Soil composition
Schist
Vines/acre
1780
Average Vine Age
10-15 years
Yield/acre
2.2 tons
Total SO2
90
First vintage of this wine
1993
Bottles produced of this wine
26,500
Winemaking & Aging
Varietal composition
50% Rolle, 25% Sémillon, 25% Ugni Blanc
Fermentation container
Stainless steel tanks
Length of alcoholic fermentation
15 days
Fermentation temperature
60 °F
Malolactic fermentation
no
Fining agent
kieselguhr
Analytical Data
Alcohol
12.5 %
pH level
3.3
Residual sugar
1 g/L
Acidity
3.2 g/L

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