domaine ligneres - view of Alaric Mountain





 

In the 1920’s, Louis Lignères delivered the domaine’s wines with his Berliet barrel-carrier truck to the Pyrenees Mountains. His customers couldn’t be impatient: it took him 22 hours at an average speed of 11km/h (6.8mph) to go from Alaric Mountain to Lourdes! And he announced his arrival with the Signal of the truck’s characteristic horn.

Grape varieties Carignan 80% , Grenache 10%, Syrah 5%, Mourvèdre 5%.
Wine Type Barrel aged red
Apellation AOC Corbières (Montagne d'Alaric)
Vintage 2003
Potential production 60,000 bottles (10,000 six-pack cases)

Terroir Diverse calcareous soils from the whole domaine
Yields 27 hectoliters/hectare

Fermenting tanks Stainless steel and concrete
Fermentation/maceration 25-28 days
Micro-oxygenation Yes, only during the tank fermentation and maceration.
Barrel aging Yes,50 % new oak/ 50% 1+2 yrs old (Taransaud, Darnajou)
Ageing specifics Stirring the lees weekly by turning the barrels
Alcohol 14% by vol.

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