Louis-Michel Liger-Belair is in my view producing one of the very best wines from the somewhat overlooked Vosne-Romanee Les Petits Monts.
First vintage was 2006 starting out at a fine level with quality improving year after year arriving at a truly delightful level from 2010 and onwards.
A very sexy and delicate wine … worth exploring. … so lets take a closer look at the terroir.
The vineyard – location of the plot
The Vosne-Romanee Les Petits Monts from Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair is produced from a rather small plot located in the middle part of the quite large Petits Monts vineyard – see map below.
Taking a closer look at the plot we see that the 0.1297 ha plot is just on the border to Aux Reignots, located at the same altitude as the top of Liger-Belairs holdings in Aux Reignots.
History of the plots
Louis-Michel Liger-Belair does not own the plot on Les Petits Monts, it’s are leased from the Lamadon family in Vosne-Romanee.
Until 2006 the Lamandon family produced wines themselves from these plots, and the family has, apparently, a history as sharecroppers for the Liger-Belair family.