Les Figues Winery
“Les Figues” Cotes du Rhone
Astoria Wine and Spirits $13.99
Tasting notes from the winery:
Beautiful intense color, deep and violet. The nose is intense and complex, with notes of ripe red fruit, cherry, sour cherry, cassis and plum. The palate is concentrated and silky, with a nice sweetness and fruit. The tannins are round and thin, with a beautiful length.
Tasting notes from Astoria Wine
A Friendly but sophisticated Cotes-du-Rhone, a blend of Grenache, and Syrah. it has Medium body, Acidity and tannin, and offers a mix of Black berry flavors and -yes- figs, plush a shot of black pepper Spiciness.
Facts about the winery
Domaine de la Bastide, the home of Vincent and Stephanie Boyer in Visan in the southern Rhone, is a fortified farmhouse that was built by the Knights Templar in the Middle Ages; after the suppression of the Templars by Philip IV in 1307, the property eventually became a Benedictine monastery, then a Dominican priory, all the time successfully growing grapes. Defrocked, as it were, during the French Revolution, the ancient property passed through various hands, until it came under ownership of the Boyer family.
The vineyard covers the towns of Visan and Suze la Rousse, In the southern Rhone Valley about 34 miles north of Avignon. On they typical stony soil of this region
Grenache is mostly present of the grape varieties grown, but the renewal of the vineyard is planted primarily with Syrah.