domaine ligneres - view of Alaric Mountain





 

A little valley lying West to East at the southern boarder of our vineyard. Its geology is very particular because of layers of thin calcareous gravels or fluvial silts of lake and fluvial origin.

Potential Area: 9 hectares
Altitude: 170m
Soil Type: Terraces of thin calcareous gravels and silts.
Varieties planted: Mourvèdre, Syrah
Age of vines: 20 years
Plant density: 4500 vines per hectare
Pruning: Mourvèdre = gobelet ; Syrah = up-tied cordon de royat.

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This windy plateau is the highest terrace: it’s made of old fluvial deposits characterized by a thick layer of sandstone pebbles lying on soils rich in red decalcified clays. The stones protect the subsoil from high evaporation maintaining a nice freshness for the roots and guaranteeing wonderful ripening of the grapes by reflecting the sun.

Potential Area: 12 hectares
Altitude: 180m
Soil Type: Sandstone pebbles
Varieties planted: Grenache Gris, Roussanne
Age of vines: Grenache 50, Roussanne 20 years
Plant density: 4500 vines per hectare
Pruning: Gobelet.

Click here for details of the wine produced from these vineyards.





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