Thibault Liger Belair Richebourg Grand Cru 2018

Thibault Liger Belair Richebourg Grand Cru 2018

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One of the most recognized vineyards in the world, my family has made wine from Richebourg for almost 90 years. A 0.52 ha plot planted between 1931 and 1936, this parcel is the oldest of the Grand Cru. It sits about 50 meters from Romanée and Romanée-Conti. The complex soils of Richebourg offer a varied mixture of clay and limestone in extremely varied colors and forms, adding layers of intensity and depth to the vines.

The grapes are all hand-harvested with 30% whole cluster fermentation. Our goal in this vineyard, as with all of our wines is to let the fruit and terroir of the vineyard express itself. The finished wine is aged in 60% new barrels between 18 to 24 months.

Press Notes:

93-95 Points, Neal Martin, Vinous Media: “The 2018 Richebourg Grand Cru is matured in around two-thirds new oak including 30% whole cluster. It has an intense bouquet of beautifully defined raspberry, wild strawberry, undergrowth, peppermint and cola aromas. The medium-bodied palate offers sappy red fruit. There is a firm backbone here, dense and grippy and almost stentorian toward the finish. An impressive Richebourg rather than an outright delicious one at the moment, it will require considerable time in bottle."