Chateau La Baronne.

Carignan, Grenache
Corbieres A/C
by Jean and Paul Ligneres
Chateau La Baronne

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This red wine consists of fresh aromas of crushed dark berries and pepper. Intriguing flavors of violet, blackberry, and roasted herbs, leading to a full flavoursome finish.

Carignan, Grenache
Corbieres A/C
by Jean and Paul Ligneres

RRP: €16.70

Price: €15.90

This red wine consists of fresh aromas of crushed dark berries and pepper. Intriguing flavors of violet, blackberry, and roasted herbs, leading to a full flavoursome finish.

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country:
France
region:
Languedoc
vintage:
2014
grapes:
Carignan, Grenache
abv:
14
style:
Red
code:
10100
enjoy with:
Beef & Lamb, Game, Hearty Roots, Chicken, Pork & Poultry
Light Bodied
full Bodied
Low acidity
high acidity
Dry
sweet
Chateau La Baronne
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Light Bodied
full Bodied
Low acidity
high acidity
Dry
sweet

Additional Information

country:
France
region:
Languedoc
vintage:
2014
grapes:
Carignan, Grenache
abv:
14
style:
Red
code:
10100
enjoy with:
Beef & Lamb, Game, Hearty Roots, Chicken, Pork & Poultry

Wine Makers

Chateau La Baronne. by Jean and Paul Ligneres

The story of the Château La Baronne and Domaine des Lanes is the story of a medical family with wine in their veins. André (a general practitioner) and Suzette (a pharmacist), are now able to take a back seat as their sons Jean (the village doctor, like his father before him) and his wife Anne, Paul (a dentist) and Geneviève (a biologist) look after the estate.

 

The Lignère's family ties to the wine world can be traced back to the sixteenth century, but it was in 1957 that André and Suzette Lignères bought the estate. The approach to winemaking in Chateau la Baronne is influenced by the medical background of its owners. As a doctor, Jean Ligneres looks after his vines as he does his patients. He avoids strong chemicals in favour of building up the immunity of the vine.

 

All the farming is organic , and bottling is done according to the biodynamic calendar.The method used to prevent attack by a butterfly-like pest is fascinating.To prevent the male finding the female, which would result in the laying of eggs on the grapes, a small gadget giving off a female hormone is tied to the vines. This confuses the male who goes elsewhere in search of a mate. This meticulous attention to detail and respect for the environment is evident everywhere in Chateau La Baronne, particularly in the quality of the fruit.

In The Press

Press Reviews

"Peppery, dark red wine with real Syrah and Mourvedre character coming through. You'll find it ideal with rare steak. It's a fine ambassador for modern Minervois." Tom Doorley, The Irish Daily Mail

"A warm-hearted and full-bodied earthy wine. The Grenache's white pepper spice marries well with a garlicky chorizo white bean and tomato cassoulet." Liam Campbell, Irish Independent

"A super wine for everyday drinking – soft and easy, with gentle spice, good acidity and a real sense of the South of France in its makeup. If you’re tired of concocted, samey, mass market wines, this is the kind of thing you need." John Wilson, The Irish Times

"Well put together, with the carignan, the junior partner in the blend, adding brambly flavours. Balanced and enjoyable." Ernie Whalley, The Sunday Times

Ratings and Reviews

Ratings and Reviews
Outstanding , 19/03/2014
By Ian Brosnan - Ely Wine Bar Sommelier
"Fantastic value for money."
Simply delicious , 06/08/2013
By Peter
This is one of our favourite wines at the moment. Ever since our first tasting we've been hooked. A full bodied wine with strong, ripe fruity flavours, you can really sense the love and dedication that the wine maker has poured into every bottle. I can't recommend this wine enough.
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Languedoc in France

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