domaine ligneres - view of Alaric Mountain





 

From the Roman fort perched on the crag of the Roc de Rolland (Charlemagne's companion), the view over Las Vals (Little Valley in local dialect) is breathtaking and allows one to understand the unique character of this terroir. The Lignères' own "love at first site" occurred here when Suzette acquired the upper terrace and planted 15 hectares of vines. 15 years later her sons Jean and Paul also fell in love with the little valley at their feet. Las Vals: the family's pride and joy.

Grape varieties Mourvèdre 95%, Syrah 5%.
Wine Type Barrel aged red
Apellation Vin de Pays de Hauterive (Montagne d'Alaric)
Vintage 2004
Total production 2004 6.600 bottles (1,100 six-pack cases)

Terroir Click for full details of the las vals terroir
Yields Mourvèdre 22 hectoliters/hectare, Syrah 20 hectoliters/hectare

Fermenting tanks Stainless steel
Fermentation/maceration 27 days
Barrel aging Yes, 100 % new oak (Taransaud, Darnajou)
Ageing specifics 16 months, stirring the lees weekly by turning the barrels
Alcohol 14.5% by vol.

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