MOULIN À VENT

2015 Les Rouchaux Domaine Thibault Liger-Belair, Beaujolais

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Grapes Gamay
Colour Red
Origin France, Beaujolais
Sub-district Beaujolais Villages
Village Moulin à Vent
ABV 14%

From deep soils and the bottom of the hill of Moulin à Vent. 30% whole bunch. Powerfully rich and structured to the point that it is difficult to identify it with 'Beaujolais' at all, but the richness is extremely impressive! Drinking range: 2018 - L&S (Nov 2016)

*Case price discount: Mix any 12 bottles (or 9l equivalent) of wine or 6 bottles of Champagne, Spirits, Sweet Wine or Fortified to get the 'case price' for each bottle.

One parcel of 2 hectares; deeper 2m of sand and silt and blue granite. 3 weeks of vatting and just 2 pigeage. Lots of fruit, juicy and full-bodied. Rounded. Juicy and darkly fruity wine. Rich and plentiful tannins. Burly. Just fresh enough. The tannins are essential i’d say to make the balance with the ripe fruit. This is nearly 15%. Sarah Marsh MW, The Burgundy Briefing(Dec 2016)

Domaine Thibault Liger-Belair, Beaujolais

Domaine Thibault Liger-Belair have purchased eight prime parcels of vines in Moulin-a-Vent. The grapes were sold off in 2008 because they felt it took more than just one year working with the vines to get them to perform. 'My objective was not to buy a domaine, but to buy vineyards in different spots. What is very important for me', says Liger-Belair,'is to showcase the difference between each type of granite and each exposure.' Two refrigerated trucks a day delivered fruit to be pressed in Nuits-Saint-Georges (all destemmed in the 2009 vintage and only gently pumped over to 'infuse', never punched down) and raised in used barriques.

BURGUNDY selection | Mixed Case

Just when you think Burgundy is getting a tad expensive, some other upward pressures are applied to prices - small yields and a weak Sterling are the current factors. Luckily for you, there are merchants out there (or here, to be precise) with the nouse to seek out good value even in a region where good value can feel hard to come by. Here's a fine selection of our Very Good Value red and whites - not necessarily cheap enough to tempt the less discerning away from the discount supermarket but it does mean that us ordinary mortals can still afford to drink Burgundy.

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