Moulin-à-Vent Vieilles Vignes 2015

THIBAULT LIGER-BELAIR

Moulin-à-Vent Vieilles Vignes
2015

  • Biodynamic

$49.97*

* Suggested retail price

25 case(s) available

Product code
637462
Format
12 x 750ml
Listing type
Cross dock
Status
Allocated
Country
France
Regulated designation
Appellation origine controlée (AOC)
Region
Beaujolais
Appellation
Moulin-à-Vent
Varietal(s)
Gamay 100 %
Color
Red
Closure type
Cork
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 7 ha (17.3 acres) and planted between 1910 and 1955. This wine is a blend of nine parcels. It is 50% of our whole production of domaine wine. All the vines are situated like a belt around the hill of Moulin à Vent. This is the flagship of the domain as it has half the area. Shallow soil, more white and pink sand, comes from the pink granite and quartz that we find between 30 and 60 cm (12 and 24 in).

Winemaking notes

The grapes are harvested by hand and they are using 30% whole cluster fermentation. They are aging the wine in 30% new French oak barrels. The wines are unfiltered and unfined.

Tasting notes

This wine is sourced for vineyards that are 65-100 years old. These vines help produce a very concentrated and an intense dark cherry nose. This wine is medium bodied with layers of cassis, minerality and beautiful fresh acidity.

Press reviews

Vinous

- 92 points -

Josh Raynolds, October 2019

Shimmering violet color. Intense dark berry and cherry qualities on the nose, with suggestions of candied flowers, licorice and smoky minerals building in the glass. Juicy and broad on the palate, offering intense, smoke-accented blackberry and bitter cherry flavors that become sweeter with air. Sappy and impressively concentrated, finishing with powerful thrust, chewy tannins and strong, spice-tinged persistence.

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