Grand Cru Selections

Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair Current Releases

Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair Current Releases

 

Vosne-Romanée

Size: 0.7260 ha (1.793 acres)
Age of vines: in 2017, 30% is 92 years old, 30% is 72 years old and 40% is 52 years old.
Average production: 9 barrels – 2700 bottles
Geology: On the plots in the Northeast and the Southeast of the appellation, the soil looks very much like the La Colombière. For the Western part, the soil generally contains very abundant Comblanchien limestone gravel, in centimeter sizes, with a few scattered stones of an-gular shape being of rich white oolith limestone. The cryoclastic scree, formed of ulative grezes, comes from the gelifraction of Comblanchien oolith white limestone lying on top.

Vosne-Romanée La Colombière 

Size: 0.7826 ha (1.934 acres)
Age of vines: in 2017, 30% is 92 years old, 30% is 72 years old and 40% is 52 years old.
Average production: 10 barrels - 3000 bottles
Geology: The soils underneath this field are rich in silt and clay. This probably results from either alteration of the orange-reddish marl deposits from the Oligocene epoch, or the Bresse marls from the Plio-quaternary era.

Vosne-Romanée Clos du Château monopole

Size: 0.8304 ha (2.052 acres)
Age of vines: in 2017, 47 years old.
Average production: 13 barrels – 3500 bottles
Geology: The plot of Clos du Château rests on orange, salmon, sometimes reddish marls which correspond to the deposits which were created during the Oligocene epoch, which was when the Côte’s terrain was developed.

Nuits Saint Georges Aux Lavières 

Size: 0.1366 ha (0.337 acre)
Age of vines: in 2017, 88 years old.
Average production: 1.5 barrels – 450 bottles
Geology: Brown in color, the soil being 40 to 60 centimeters thick, having a mix of salt and clay is only slightly stony with worn pebbles of consistent size, being 3 to 5 centimeters, and scattered at ochre rock plates rich of oolith limestone and debris of marine organisms.

Nuits Saint Georges 1er Cru Aux Cras 

Size: 0.3745 ha (0.925 acre)
Age of vines: in 2017, 88 years old.
Average production: 4 barrels – 1200 bottles
Geology: The soil is rich in angular stones (up to 25 centimeters in size) forming a thin crust of pink-beige limestone that has a dull sheen, being Prémeaux limestone. This structure is very resistant to erosion and forms a strong topographic cover in the catchment area, emphasized by many dry-stone walls.

Nuits Saint Georges 1er Cru Clos des Grandes Vignes 

Size: 2.1953 ha (5.425 acres) of which 1.8753 ha (4.634 acres) is planted to Pinot Noir and 0.3200 ha (0.790 acre) is planted to Chardonnay
Age of vines: in 2017, 70% is 62 years old, and 30% is 4 years old
Average production: 15 barrels - 4500 bottles of Pinot Noir, 3.5 barrels - 1050 bottles of Chardonnay.
Geology: The soil, which is between 40 and 60 centimeters thick, is comprised of clay-loam, and is brown in color. The surface is approximately 20% rocky, with pebbles ranging from angular to dull-edged, ranging in size between 2 and 15 centimeters. A patina of fragments of "Chailles" (nodules of silica, similar to flint) attests to ancient formations.

Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru Les Chaumes

Size: 0.1175 ha (0.290 acre)
Age of vines: in 2017, 78 years old.
Average production: 2 barrels – 600 bottles.
Geology: The plot sits on the marls of Ostrea acuminate, which are also found at the bottom of its neighbor, La Tâche.

Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru Les Suchots 

Size: 0.2192 ha (0.541 acre)
Age of vines: in 2017, 62 years old.
Average production: 3 barrels – 900 bottles
Geology: The reddish-brown soil contains some consistent stones, often rounded, in general less than 5 centimeters. These calcareous stones of varied nature are sometimes coated with a salmon-colored limestone and clay mortar, characteristic of deposits that were put in place during the creation of the terrain in the Oligocene period.

Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru Les Petits Monts

Size: 0.1297 ha (0.320 acre)
Age of vines: in 2017, 58 years old.
Average production: 2 barrels – 600 bottles
Geology: The plot has a steep slope, characterized by the presence of abundant centimeter size gravel of Comblanchien limestone. This angular gravel in places forms thick deposits (at times more than 10 meters) connect in the catchment area to cryoclastic scree called ulative grezes. The pale soil is very rich in active limestone.

Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru Aux Brulées

Size: 0.1157 ha (0.286 acre)
Age of vines: in 2017, 60 years old.
Average production: 1 barrels – 300 bottles
Geology: The reddish-brown colored chalky-loamy soil contains calcareous stones ranging from 2 to 10 centimeters, in both angular shapes (effected by the substrate) and rounded shapes (alluvial deposits at the outlet of the hollow). The outcroppings at the edges of road, below the tract, reveal a complex subsoil, with Comblanchien limestone, white oolith and Premeaux.

Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru Aux Reignots

Size: 0.7319 ha (1.808 acres)
Age of vines: in 2017, 30% is 92 years, 40% is 62 years old and 30% is 32 years old.
Average production: 7 barrels – 2100 bottles
Geology: The soil is characterized by a very high percentage of round gravel of Comblanchien limestone. It is very rich in active limestone, of good drainage. This angular gravel was deposited under forms of thick scree (up to 10 meters) resulting from the gelifraction of Comblanchien limestone during the Plio-quaternary era, formed on beds of white oolith, and ulative grezes.

Clos de Vougeot Grand Cru

Size: 0.40 ha (0.988 acre)
Age of vines: in 2017, 52 years old.
Average production: 6 barrels – 1700 bottles

The first vintage is 2015. This cuvee is made with purchased grapes from a certified organic producer under a long-term contract. Located on the Vosne side of the Clos de Vougeot, mid-slope, this plot was owned until 1933 by the Liger-Belair family.

Echezeaux Grand Cru

Size: 0.6157 ha (1.521 acres). 0.3299 ha (0.629 acre) is in Cruots/Vignes Blanches, 0.2546 ha (0.815 acre) in Champs Traversins and 0.0312 ha (0.077 acre) in Clos Saint Denis.
Age of vines: in 2017, 40% is 82 years old, 50% is 62 years old and 10% is between 22 and 42 years old.
Average production : 6.5 barrels – 1950 bottles
Geology : For Les Cruots/Vignes Blanches the red-brown topsoil provides a rocky surface of approximately 10 to 20 percent, depending on the sectors.
For the Champs Traversins, the steep slope associated with the abundance of angular gravel, of average centimeter size, composed of Comblanchien limestone, with fairly pale soil, allows for identification of the ulative grezes.

La Romanée Grand Cru Monopole

Size : 0.8452 ha (2.088 acres)
Age of vines: in 2017, 20% is 102 years old, 50% is 62 years old and 30% is between 22 and 42 years old.
Average production: 12 barrels – 3600 bottles
Geology: The reddish brown surface rests on a bed of Premaux limestone on the west side of the parcel. The beige-pink limestones are compact, forming a thin crust, with spots of Chailles (nodules of silica, almost like flint) flush with the cross erected in the southwest corner of this Grand Cru, where Les Reignots begins. The eastern part of this particular parcel rests on deeper clayey limestone that are formed in plates.