About this winery
Thibault Liger-Belair comes from a great winemaking family that has deep roots in Burgundy: he is a direct descendant of the Napoleonic General Louis Liger-Belair, who acquired the Chateau de Vosne in 1815 when he married Ludovie Marey, whose family had been Burgundy negociants since 1720. Youthful, passionate and always full of ideas, Thibault trained as an oenologist, but had his start in the wine industry as a wine buyer. He is also a former rugby player with a genuine 'down to earth'...
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Notes about product
This Vineyard is 1.1 ha (2.7 acres) and was planted in 1986. The vineyard is in the commune of Arcenant, 10km (6 miles) west of Nuits-Saint-Georges, this vineyard is composed of white marl and limestone similar to those found in Corton-Charlemagne. Its steep slope (about 40%) and south-facing orientation give it the ability for long aging.
The grapes are harvested by hand and 100% destemmed before fermentation. There is a 3 week fermentation period with very moderate intervention. They are aging the wine in 30% new French oak barrels for 18 months. The wines are unfiltered and unfined.
This wine is all about the freshness and purity. The wine has bright cranberry acidity and can only be described as lively.