MAS DE FIGUIER
Seigneur de Leuze Blanc - AOP Languedoc
Joseph Rouge - AOP Pic St Loup
Jean Rouge - AOP Languedoc
Roman Rouge - AOP Languedoc
Gilles and Sylvie Pagès are the fourth generation of winemakers at Mas de Figuier Located in the village of Vacquières, Northeast of the prestigious cru of Pic Saint Loup. The 22-hectare Family Estate is certified organic. The vines grow on essentially argilo-calcareous soil, under a microclimate specific to the region. Cool nights alternating with hot and dry summer days contribute to the typicality of the wines.
Their awarded and limited Pic St Loup “Joseph” (4.500 bottles in 2016 due to the hail) shows the quintessential style of the appellation: Powerful, complex and spiced nose. A full-bodied wine with smooth tannins for a good length. Featuring a profusion of aromas: ripe red berry, licorice, pepper, vanilla, and dark chocolate.
We have also selected 3 other wines from the same property falling under the broader Coteaux du Languedoc appellation: “Jean 2016” and“Roman 2016” the little brothers of “Joseph” and the “Seigneur de Leuze 2016” - a must try blend of Grenache blanc and Roussane.
Pic Saint Loup – Côteaux du Languedoc
Probably the most distinctive terroirs within the Languedoc, Pic Saint Loup is located at the foothills of the dramatic Cevennes mountains, 30km North of Montpellier the capital of Languedoc.
On this rather small appellation, a wide variety of soils can be found, often within a single property, adding to the complexity of the wines: Limestone, dolomites, black marl, sandstone and alluvial deposits.
It is also the climate that contributes to the typicality of the wines. Thermal amplitudes are marked, especially in summer when the days are hot and the nights cool. The relatively high rainfall in the region also promotes a good water level and limits water stress. Finally, wind (the Mistral and Tramontane) contributes to the protection of the vineyard against diseases related to air humidity (powdery mildew, grey mold).
The range of different microclimates makes it possible to ripen the heat-loving and powerful Mourvèdre grape in one vineyard area while using the cooler sites to produce elegant Syrah.
Their profile is generally derived from Syrah, Grenache, and Mourvedre and sometimes Cinsault or Carignan fruit.
Depending on the style, Pic-Saint-Loup wines can display either a cassis and spice nose, or riper fruits and earthy complexity. The wines are full-bodied but well balanced.
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