Domaine Famille Ligneres Le Signal 2003

Rhone Red Blends from Languedoc-Roussillon, France

Item No. 88680
  • red wine
  • WE88

Winemaker's Notes

Juicy, dark black plums, black cherries and spicy, bloody meat on the nose. A mouthful of delicious, juicy blackberries, cinnamon, and a judicious hint of oak.

Blend: Carignan 80% , Grenache 10%, Syrah 5%, Mourvèdre 5%

In the 1920s, 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.

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The story of Domaine Famille Ligneres is the story of a medical family with wine in their veins. Andre (a general practitioner) and Suzette (a pharmacist), are now able to take a back seat as their sons Jean (Doctor of the village of Moux like his father before him) and his wife Anne, Paul (a dentist) and Genevieve (a biologist) look after the estate. The Ligneres family's ties to...

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Learn About Languedoc-Roussillon

(LAHN-guh-dock) (ROO-see-yohn) For being in a country that is known for wine regulations, the Languedoc enjoys a great amount of freedom in its winemaking. With over 700,000 acres under vine, some of the most exciting and best value wines of are coming from this enormous and diverse wine region. Some refer to it as the new world of France. The region stretches along the land...

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Learn About Rhone Red Blends

The Rhone region of France has a delightful selection of red varieties. There are 22 grapes allowed in the Rhone AOC, about half of them red. Most of these varieties are used as secondary blending partners, often comprising less than 10% of the blend. The primary red players of Rhone blends are Syrah, Grenache and Mourvedre. Most wines from the Southern Rhone use Grenache as their...

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