100% Cabernet Franc “…offers perfumed, slightly exotic notes of lilac, violets, sweet black cherries and black raspberry (…) well-made profile that’s hard to resist…” Jeb Dunnuck, The Wine Advocate
It has been called "Figure Libre" because the wine makers chose the freedom of creation and expression, combining the subtleness of the Loire with the bold character of the Languedoc.
Away from the rigors of the appellation, in 2004 Ascent Wines planted the grape varieties which they felt would be the best suited, those most able to reveal the expression and the qualities of their Brugairolles sandstone terroir. Cabernet Franc and Chenin Blanc, rarely grown in the region, originate from the Loire Valley, home of Winemaker Vincent Chansault.
Opaque, perfumed with fragrant black cherry, cassis and spice. Full bodied, intense with countless layers of flavor including blackcurrant, cedar and graphite. Dense fruit on the palate is bound by a structure of fine grained tannins and a lively acidity. This wine shows great depth and character and yet is refined with a long, elegant finish.
100% Cabernet Franc
The taste and flavors of the grapes determine the harvest date and orientate our wine making to allow the quality of the fruit to express freely in the wine