Aloxe-Corton 1er cru La Toppe au Vert 2015

THIBAULT LIGER-BELAIR

Aloxe-Corton 1er cru La Toppe au Vert
2015

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
Product code
761722
Format
6 x 750ml
Listing type
Open
Status
Unavailable
Country
France
Regulated designation
Appellation origine controlée (AOC)
Region
Burgundy
Subregion
Côte de Beaune
Appellation
Aloxe-Corton
Classification
1er cru
Varietal(s)
Pinot Noir 100 %
Color
Red
Sugar
Dry
Closure type
Cork
Availability
Winery's website

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.

Winemaking notes

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.

Tasting notes

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.

Press reviews

Vinous

(90-92) POINTS

January 2017

(from a crop level of 28 hectoliters per hectare, according to Liger-Belair; 100% destemmed): Moderately saturated medium red. High-toned aromas of sappy raspberry and roast coffee. Sweet but a bit subdued in the mouth, with a rather linear quality to its red fruit flavors. Not a fleshy or easygoing style but delivers lovely purity and thrust. And the fine-grained tannins arrive late, allowing the wine's perfume to build. These vines are at least 50 years old, according to Liger-Belair.

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Vinous

(89-91) POINTS

January 2017

Reduction. There is more size, weight and richness to the intensely mineral-driven
medium weight flavors that possess a rounded mid-palate but again tighten up immediately on the dusty, linear and moderately austere finale. This should benefit from a few years of bottle age to add depth and flesh out.

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