domaine ligneres - view of Alaric Mountain


photo of Mount AlaricAric label

Aric is local dialect for Alaric, King of the Visigoths who gave his name to the mountain whose slopes conceal the Lignères fabulous terroir. The surname of a grandmother, a direct descendant of those Barbarian warriors, was Amalric, and a question still haunts the family today: had Alaric known that his mountain possessed such wonderful wine, would he have plundered Rome in 410 AD?

Grape varieties Carignan 30%, Mourvèdre 40%, Syrah 30%
Wine Type Barrel aged red
Apellation Vin de Pays de Hauterive (Montagne d'Alaric)
Vintage 2004
Total production 2004 37.000 bottles (6167 6-bottle cases)

Terroir Click for full details of the aric terroir
Yields 18-24 hectoliters/hectare

Fermenting tanks Stainless steel
Fermentation/maceration Mourvèdre: 27 days, Carignan: 26 days, Syrah: 27 days
Barrel aging 50 % new oak (Taransaud, Darnajou), 50% 1wine barrels
Ageing specifics 16 months, stirring the lees weekly by turning the barrels
Alcohol 14.5 % by vol.


Click here to see an up to date list of riviews of this wine

© famille lignères