Domaine Lignères Lathenay

L’Air de Rien rosé
Minervois rosé AOP 2021

L'AIR DE RIEN rosé

Estate bottled

In the heart of Minervois

Domaine Lignères Lathenay is located in Siran, in the heart of Minervois, close to Minerve which gave its name to this area.

East from Carcassonne this family Estate grows on 18 hectares premium vineyards of syrah, cinsault, carignan and mourvèdre. Once part of the local cooperative, the Estate withdrew by steps to produce and bottle its own cuvees.

Frédéric Lignères, the owner, waived the use of chemical fertilizers in 2010 and crafts powerful, yet subtle Crus of Minervois and Minervois la Livinière.

He built a buried cellar in 2015-2016, where he can work his harvest by gravity, with as little transfers and pumping as possible. The other advantage is obviously a temperature naturally controlled, definitely a plus in the South.

The main part of his vineyards is spread around the cellar.
The varietals are : Grenache, cinsault and carignan, 40 to 90 years old. Syrah and mourvèdre, 10 to 25 years old.

Wine

Soil

Wine

Making

Drinking

Advice

Soil : clay and limestone.

Altitude : around 100 m, facing South to SouthEast.

Buried cellar, where the harvest is processed by gravity, with as little transfers and pumping as possible. This cellar enjoys a temperature naturally cool, definitely a plus in the South.

Average yield : 35 Hl/ha
Goblet pruning for all varietals.

Grenache Noir 50%
Cinsault 40%
Vermentino 10%

The grapes are destemmed, crushed and immediately pressed. The must flows from the press by gravity into the vat where it is cooled at around 6°C.
The must is separated from the clear 36 hours after being placed in the vat. The three grape varieties are blended as they are harvested and ferment together.
The finished wine is stored in tank until bottling.

Serve at 11 – 13°C.

The wine will be enjoyed with dried sausage or cured ham.
It will also be a great aperitive on a warm terrace in Summer.