Corton Grand cru Les Renardes 2015

THIBAULT LIGER-BELAIR

Corton Grand cru Les Renardes
2015

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
Country
France
Regulated designation
Appellation origine controlée (AOC)
Region
Burgundy
Subregion
Côte de Beaune
Appellation
Corton
Classification
Grand cru
Varietal(s)
Pinot Noir 100 %
Color
Red
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 0.3 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.

Winemaking notes

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.

Tasting notes

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.

Press reviews

Vinous

(91-93) POINTS

January 2017

Dark red-ruby. Subtle, sexy scents of raspberry and smoked meat, plus a whiff of licorice. Distinctly darker in the mouth than most of the foregoing 2015s, offering moderate flesh and sweetness but good subtle intensity to the juicy flavors of blackberry, licorice, minerals and bitter chocolate. The dusty tannins coat the sides of the tongue. This rather understated wine is in a distinctly intellectual style and should evolve slowly.

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Burghound.com

(91-93) POINTS

2017

Reduction dominates the nose but background hints of various floral elements are noticeable. Otherwise there is solid richness and volume to the appealingly detailed, energetic and powerful big-bodied flavors that brim with minerality and mid-palate sap before delivering outstanding length on the robust and very serious finale.

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