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Las Valls Blanc vineyard

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 80% Roussanne, 10% Grenache gris, 10% Vermentino
Wine Type Barrel fermented white
Apellation Vin de Pays de Hauterive (Montagne d'Alaric)
Vintage 2005
Total production 2005 7.000 bottles (1166 six-pack cases)

Terroir Click for full details of the las vals terroir
Yields 15 hectoliters/hectare

Fermenting tanks Stainless steel then barrels of which 50% new oak
Fermentation/maceration Pre-fermentation/ cold maceration for 24 hours at 10°C (50°F)
Malolactic fermentation No
Barrel ageing Yes,10 months in 1 yr and 2 yrs old barrels (Taransaud, Darnajou)
Ageing specifics Stirring on the lees daily during vinification, weekly during the aging, by turning the barrels.
Alcohol 14.5% by vol.

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