Domaine du Comte Liger Belair

Wine is being produced throughout France and has been done for over 2,500 years with certain Châteaux dating their history back to Roman times, around 6th Century BC. Ranking second in the world in per-capita consumption and first in total production quantity. More-so than the overall quantity of wine is the quantity of truly great wines coming out of France makes the nation the envy of wine-making nations worldwide.
Two concepts pivotal to the higher end French wines, in particular, are the idea of 'terroir' and the Appellation d'Origine Contrôlée (AOC) system. Terroir refers to the way the geography, geology and climate find their way into the glass, telling a story of the origin of the wine. The AOC was set up in 1935 and has the primary goal of protecting the authenticity of the wines and the livelihoods of the producers. Appellation rules strictly define which varieties of grapes and winemaking practices are approved for classification in each of France's several hundred geographically defined appellations, which can cover entire regions, individual villages or in some cases, like in Burgundy even specific vineyards.

Classic wine regions in France include Champagne (home of Champagne), Burgundy (Pinot Noir and Chardonnay), Bordeaux (Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Malbec, Petit Verdot, Malbec), Alsace (Aromatic varietals), Loire Valley (Chenin Blanc, Crémant) and the Rhône Valley (Syrah, Grenache Mourvedre)

The Bordeaux classification of 1855 is still in use, as is the Sauternes and Barsac Classification of the same year. Wines from certain regions can be bought En Primeur, which is when the wine is sold prior to it being bottled. Click here for our Bordeaux FAQs, the benefits of buying En Primeur or find out about how the wines from Burgundy are classified.
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  1. DOMAINE DU COMTE LIGER-BELAIR LA ROMANEE GRAND CRU 2014
    La Romanée, a grand cru vineyard in Burgundy's Vosne-Romanée region, is the smallest AOC in France. It covers just 0.8 hectares (2 acres) of land on the hillside above the famed Romanée-Conti vineyard, and the village of Vosne-Romanée ... Learn More
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    Jeannie Cho Lee MW
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    Antonio Galloni
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  2. DOMAINE DU COMTE LIGER-BELAIR VOSNE-ROMANEE 2014
    "Soft reduction presently dominates the nose.." Allen Meadows, Burghound Sourced from 11 different parcels Drink: 2021+ with Duck, Goose and other Game Birds ... Learn More
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    Neal Martin
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    Stephen Tanzer
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    Allen Meadows
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  3. DOMAINE DU COMTE LIGER-BELAIR LA ROMANEE GRAND CRU 2013
    he palate has wonderful density and depth combining the structure of a grand cru with fruitiness, ripeness and generosity of flavors. Layered dark and red berries with savory herbs backed by firm, ripe tannins. About 15% whole bunch was used in ... Learn More
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    Jeannie Cho Lee MW
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