Domaine La Ligière

Sud Absolu

2020
Côtes du Rhône
France
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Varietals
Grenache, Syrah, Mazuelo
$15
Flavors & Qualities
Blackberry Blackberry
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Linked Character
Biodynamic Biodynamic
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Palate Character

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COLOR
Red/Violet Tinge
BODY
TANNIN
ACIDITY
SWEET
ALCOH.
13.5%
GRAPE(S)
Grenache, Syrah, Mazuelo
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Why this wine made the cut…
The flavor to dollar ratio is high with this one.
Beaumes-de-Venise, Southern Rhône
GRAPE VARIETAL(S)
Grenache
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Grenache is widely planted throughout the world but some of the best expressions come from the southern Rhone, and in Spain’s Priorat. Grenache has small berries with thick grape skins resulting in dark, tannic wine in its youth combined with an almost ripe sweetness and elevated alcohol. Often part of a blend, Grenache offers a lot of fruit, spice, with floral and herbal notes.
Syrah
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Syrah is widely planted throughout the world, but that was not so until the late twentieth century when Syrah was principally grown in the Rhone Valley and, as Shiraz, in Australia. Stylistically, the Palate Character of Syrah can vary depending on ripeness from a rich Round & Fleshy, Tone & Backbone, to a Powerful & Extracted. The flavors and aromas can also vary with a dark, sometimes sweet, fruit character, varying amount of spice, floral, and earth, and smoke, and meaty aromas and flavors.
Mazuelo
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In the past, Carignan was responsible for a lot of bulk wine because of its high yielding potential, but in the right hands it can make quality with intense red fruit, spice, and structure. Often blended with other grape varietals, old vine Carignan can yield rich red fruit driven wines at bang for your buck price levels.
Country / State
France
Region
Côtes du Rhône
Producer
Domaine La Ligière
Winemaker(s)
Philippe Bernard
Vintage
2020
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Domaine La Ligière

Beaumes-de-Venise, Southern Rhône

The Bernard family’s Domaine La Ligière is a biodynamic and organic 60 hectare vineyard located in Beaumes De Venise, 30 hectares of which are planted in Vacqueyras.  

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The Bernard family has been farming grapes and other agricultural products for 5 generations, but it wasn’t until 2008 when Philippe Bernard and his wife Elisabeth Serra decided to make wine from their own grapes.  The vineyard is planted with 50 year old Grenache, Syrah, and Mourvèdre grapes.

As a biodynamic estate, Domaine La Ligière does not use any chemicals or fertilizers, only natural treatments and cover crops.