- Presentation of the winery
The history of Liger-Belair estate starts in 1815 with the purchase of Château de Vosne by Louis Liger-Belair. His son Louis-Charles inheritates the field, and brings it to its peak, extending over 60 hectares, on the most prestigious appellations of Burgundy. The successive heirs lead to partial dismantling of the domain in the early 20th century, but two brothers team up to buy La Romanée, Les Reignots and Les Chaumes and thus preserve a part of their heritage. The exploitation of the vineyard is entrusted to sharecroppers and marketing to wine merchants, up to the resumption of the domain by its current owner, Count Louis-Michel Liger-Belair, in 2000. He initially began exploiting 1.5ha vineyards (Vosne-Romanée La Colombiere, Clos du Chateau, 1er Cru Les Chaumes) and additional 1.6 ha in 2002 (Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru Aux Reignot, La Romanée).
Some principles guide Louis-Michel Liger-Belair in his work, including reasonnable management, tending to organic culture, and the search for solutions to achieve a superior work in the vineyards (plow horse ...).
La Romanée is a Grand Cru from Brugundy, Côte de Nuits, produced in the commune of Vosne-Romanée, and monopoly of the Liger-Belair family since 1833. The mention "Grand Cru" indicates that this wine is the flagship of its title: not only the vines must receive guidance and an exceptional soil, but the winemakers must respect drastic qualitative charter throughout the wine making process.
With only 0.85 hectares, La Romanée is the smallest appellation in France, but it is also one of the greatest wines of the hexagon and probably of the world. This wine is one of the best wines of the Côte de Nuits.
Romanée wine is characterized by a deep ruby color and a nose marked by net and intense aromas of black cherries and other dark fruits like black currant and blackberry. With aging, the aromas become richer, and reveal notes of leather, fur, undergrowth, figs and candied fruit.
This 2013 vintage is well balanced between intensity and finesse.
Only 3139 bottles of this vintage were produced.