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 0.52 ha (1.3 acres) and was planted between 1931 and 1936. The vineyard is located in the historic southern part of the appellation, about 50 m (165 ft) from Romanée and Romanée Conti, this parcel is the oldest of this Grand Cru.
The grapes are harvested by hand and they are using 30% 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 18-24 months. The wines are unfiltered and unfined.
If you need to have one wine before you die it is this wine. It is the epitome of elegance and complexity. Layers of raspberry, blackberry, truffle and cedar aromas jump out of the glass. The complexity can often be hard to describe.