Domaine la Ligière
About Domaine la Ligière
A small family Domaine now run by Elizabeth & Philippe Bernard. Until some 10 years ago, Philippe’s father was in the local coop, but Philippe started to accrue accolades as one of the brightest, exciting young talents in the Rhone Valley as well as 90+ Parker ratings. The family owned just over 4 hectares, but has since increased this to over 40 hectares. Completely organic, soon to be bio-dynamic, all the grapes are hand harvested, followed by a 5 week fermentation period in temperature controlled tanks, using only indigenous yeasts and then the wines bottled without fining or filtration to fully preserve their authenticity and intensity. An unusual, added advantage is that Philippe also runs, in parallel, a nursery business, grafting, supplying and studying root stock and varietals. This is undoubtedly a superstar of the appellation that we found before Parker!