Domaine Thibault Liger Belair Vosne-Romanee "Aux Reas" 2016
(Burgundy, France) - [RP 90-92]
Regular price $155.00 Sale price $134.97 Save $20.03
About The Winery:
The Liger-Belair family has passed down the tradition of winemaking from generation to generation for the past 250 years. In 2001, at the age of 26, Thibault Liger-Belair took over the vines as the winemaker and created Domaine Thibault Liger-Belair. The year 2002 was the first harvest of the Nuits-Saint-Georges, Nuits-Saint-Georges Charmottes, as well as Vosne-Romanée Aux Réas. In 2003, the domaine enriched its range with Richebourg Grand Cru, Clos Vougeot Grand Cru, Vosne-Romanée Premier Cru Petits Monts, and Bourgogne Rouge. In 2009, the domaine expanded into Beaujolais, and now a Beaujolais-Villages and several Moulin-à-Vent Cru wines are also produced. Vines are certified organic and farmed biodynamically.
0.55 ha (1.36 acres) planted in 1954.
This plot, located on the edge of the Premier Crus, is at the crossroads of the Combe de Nuits and the Combe de Vosne. It is a plot with a steep slope where the vines grow practically on the rock, which in places is flush with the surface of the soil. The upper part of the plot is on a rather dark clay soil.
Vinification & Ageing:
Manual harvest and totally destemmed
3 weeks of fermentation with a light extraction
40% new oak barrels are used for a period of 20 months
Ratings & Reviews
90-92 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:
"The 2016 Vosne-Romanée Aux Réas, which was 100% destemmed, sported some reduction on the nose that Thibaut wants to keep in barrel. The palate is medium-bodied with crunchy red fruit, fine acidity and a fresh, well-structured, minerally finish that punches above its village cru status." - Neal Martin (29th Dec 2017)
Allen Meadows' Burghound:
" Moderately firm reduction presently dominates the underlying fruit. Otherwise there is very good richness and mid-palate volume to the caressing medium-bodied flavors that flash a touch of austerity on the mouth coating finish. This is a relatively big Vosne villages, indeed the word robust comes to mind." - (Jan 2018)