Corton Grand cru Les Renardes
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'...
Notes about product
This vineyard is 0.3 ha and was planted in 1956.This appellation is located on the mid-slope of the hill of Corton, we consider it one of the most prestigious climates of Corton. These vines are planted on limestone soil on the bottom of the hill and more clay on the top, instead of the rest of the Côte de Beaune due to a limestone fault which is placed on the middle of the plot and which reappears on the lower part of the hillside of Renardes.
The grapes are harvested by hand and they are using 40% whole cluster fermentation. There is a 3 week fermentation period with very moderate intervention. They are aging the wine in 60% new French oak barrels for 22 months. The wines are unfiltered and unfined.
This wine has all about the depth and rich aromas. This appellation, Renardes, known for its very rich with animal, leather and black fruit notes. This wine has a beautiful mixture of floral and fragrant aromas. It is also medium-bodied with fine, earthy tannins at the end.