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 produced Le Saint André wines using meticulously selected wines. The perfecting touches of maturing and blending are carried out in the Domaine’s Cellars.
It is intended as easy-to-enjoy wine with a soft profile made from a blend of Cinsault 25%, Grenache 25%, Syrah 25%, and Cabernet-Sauvignon 25%. A two to three-hour maceration prior to vinification brings a pale melon color to this classic Provençal rosé.
Le Saint André Rosé is intended to be light, invigorating and easy-to-enjoy. Aromas and flavors of peach, orange skin and white flowers are accented by refreshing acidity and a salty minerality thanks to the influence of the sea.
The refreshing character of Provençal rosé with its bright acidity and moderate level of alcohol make it the ideal partner to the simply prepared cuisine of the Mediterranean. Serve this wine with crudités and anchovy sauce, marinated red bell peppers and a crudo of sea bass with lemon and peppercorn.