About this winery
Thibault Liger-Belair comes from a great winemaking family that has deep roots in Burgundy: he is a direct descendant of the Napoleonic General Louis Liger-Belair, who acquired the Chateau de Vosne in 1815 when he married Ludovie Marey, whose family had been Burgundy negociants since 1720. Youthful, passionate and always full of ideas, Thibault trained as an oenologist, but had his start in the wine industry as a wine buyer. He is also a former rugby player with a genuine 'down to earth'...
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Notes about product
This vineyard is 0.31 ha (0.75 acres) and was planted in 1965. This vineyard is at the centre of the village Ladoix Serrigny, on the slopes southeast of the hill of Corton down below Corton Vergennes. These soils are thin and clay texture and with some stoniness. It is the result of the alteration of the limestone in the formation of the limestones of Comblanchien. This type of soil leads to a root system that develops horizontally.
The grapes are harvested by hand and they are destemming 50% of the grapes. There is a 3 week fermentation period with very moderate intervention. They are aging the wine in 50% new French oak barrels for 20 months. The wines are unfiltered and unfined.
This wine is beautiful expression of purity and finesse, atypical oft the region. You could say this wine is closer in style to Cote de Nuits than Aloxe-Corton. The wine is deeply intense with aromas of blackberry and earth. This wine is medium bodied on the palate and bright fresh acidity.