IGP Pays d'Oc
2018 - 2019
The 75cl bottle
AOC La Clape
The 75cl bottle
A taste, A unique identity
The search for authenticity leads us to favour small yields in order to reveal the full essence of our terroir. Through a rigorous monitoring of the ripeness of the grapes, harvesting by plot and a single-varietal vinification, we elaborate precise, deep and elegant wines. A characteristic which can be seen in each cuvée and which makes the reputation of the wines signed Château de Figuières.Discover
With multiple expressions
The richness of our terroir offers a great variety of expressions. Depending on its location, from one plot to another, the same grape variety can reveal different tones. A subtle alchemy takes place at each harvest to give birth to generous wines that will express all their uniqueness over time.Discover
An enchanting location
From the very first steps on the grounds of the Château de Figuières, you are struck by the beauty of this nature protected by the Clape massif. A true haven away from the world and its turmoil, surrounded by varied and spectacular landscapes. Here the vine has been flourishing for centuries, lulled by the wind and the garrigue’s fragrance.
From the vine to the glass, the search for excellence
Understanding, feeling, selecting the plots, knowing how to harvest at the right time... each step counts in the elaboration of great wines. The teams’ commitment in the elaboration of each cuvée makes it possible to obtain precise, deep, elegant and generous wines harvest after harvest.Discover
A story of a passion
The vineyard traces its roots back to Roman times, when the rows of vines already occupied the Clape massif. It was in 2008 that the current owner, seduced by the site and the terroir, purchased Château de Figuières. After a long period of the vineyard makeover, the first cuvée emerged with the 2015 harvest. A path since marked by numerous awards.
Located on the Coteaux du Languedoc in the Aude department our vineyard is certainly one of the most magical places in the South of France. Some kilometres from the Narbonnaise coast, at an altitude of 150m between lakes, sea and rocky plateaus, the vineyards of this exceptional region are protected by the massif of La Clape… Follow the guide to discover one of the best wines of Languedoc-Roussillon.
This appellation spreads over more than 4,000 hectares of limestone and arid soil. The dry and harsh climate of the Narbonne coastal region is marked by its alternating sun and winds, such as the Cers and the Tramontane.Geographically clearly-defined terroirs: The grape harvesting, its vinification as well as the wine ripening are carried out exclusively in the area of the communes of Armissan, Fleury, Gruissan, Narbonne, Salles and Vinassan.The main grape varieties: In accordance with the very specific requirements of the appellation, an AOP/AOC La Clape wine blends several specific varieties adapted to the Mediterranean heat…The red wines are most commonly made from a blend of Grenache noir, Mourvèdre, Syrah… Carignan and Cinsault are also listed as accessory grape varieties. The red wine of La Clape is deep, is full-bodied and structured on the palate, often characterised with balsamic notes.For the white wines, it is common to find blends of Bourboulenc, Marsanne, Piquepoul… Both round and fresh, the white wine is famous during wine tasting for its fruit aromas and its mineral and iodine nose.
Our white wine “Impetus Blanc” (70% Roussanne, 30% Viognier) and our white wine “Tempus Blanc” (60% Viognier, 40% Roussanne) are produced with the IGP Pays d’Oc appellation. This label, called Indication Géographique Protégée (IGP), has been recognised as an official sign of quality at European level since 2009.The wines of La Clape are highly ranked in many guides (Revue du Vin de France, Guide Hachette, etc.) and are regularly praised by the most demanding wine tasters… In the opinion of great chefs, they are particularly suitable, at moderate prices, to the “food and wine” pairings of the best culinary recipes (fish and shellfish for the white wine, meat and game for the red wine).