Louis-Michel Liger-Belair has expanded his holdings in Echezeaux from 2020 with a plot of Echezeaux du Dessus, adding to the plots he already has in Cruots ou Vignes Blanches, Champs Traversin and Clos Saint-Denis.
I don’t at the moment have further information about the precise location of the plot – nor do I have the detailed history of the addition.
Updates will follow when I know more – but the rest of the Echezeaux Cuvee is described in detail below.
The Comte Liger-Belair Echezeaux
Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair is producing one of the very best wines from the large and very diverse Echezeaux vineyard.
The first vintage was 2006, and the quality has improved year after year, arriving at a truly outstanding level from 2010 onwards.
A very interesting wine in many ways, so let’s take a closer look at the terroir.
The Echezeaux from Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair is produced from three different climats in Echzeaux: Le Cruots ou Vignes Blanches (8), Champs Traversin (4) and last – and least – Clos Saint-Denis (9) (see map below).
The total area of the six plots is 0.6157 ha, and they represent a mix of terroirs from the top of the Echezeaux vineyard (Champs Traversin) to the lower parts (Clos Saint-Denis), and include one of the very best climats, Cruots ou Vignes Blanches.
Les Cruots ou Vignes Blanches
The plots in Les Cruots are located just north of the center of the vineyard running from top to bottom in the climat. The area of the two plots combined is 0.3299 ha (see map below).
Map: Les Cruots ou Vignes Blanches
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