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Figure Libre Cab Franc 2020
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Figure Libre Cab Franc 2020

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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.

Tasting notes:

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.

Varietal:

100% Cabernet Franc

Vinification Process:

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

Awards:

Robert Parker 2015, Rating 88 Pts
“Very, very lively and fresh and pure Cabernet Franc.” 16/20 Jancis Robinson
Figure Libre Cabernet Franc 2011, selected by Guide Hachette
2014 and received one star representing “a very well made wine for its intense fruity character and good balance.”
Figure Libre Cabernet Franc 2011 – 2012 & 2013 elected Cuvées Ambassadrices – Pays d’Oc Collection 2013 – 2014 & 2015
Figure Libre Cabernet Franc 2011, awarded gold medal by Pays d’Oc Collection 2013
Figure Libre Cabernet Franc 2011, Gold Medal, Challenge Millésime Bio 2013
Figure Libre Cabernet Franc 2009 awarded 16/20 by Le Guide des Vins de France 2012 Bettane & Desseauve
Figure Libre Cabernet Franc 2008 awarded 16/20 by Le Guide des Vins de France 2012 Bettane & Desseauve