Domaine Thibault Liger Belair Vosne-Romanee "Aux Reas" 2016 (Burgundy, France) - [RP 90-92]

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
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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.


Technical Data

Surface Area:
0.55 ha (1.36 acres) planted in 1954.

Terroir:
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)