Bourgogne les Grands Chaillots
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'...
Notes about product
Starting with the 2010 vintage the grapes were sourced from unique terriors: 1/3 of the grapes comes from an estate vineyard in the commune of Nuits Saint Georges on Argilo-Silty soil; 2/3 of the grapes are purchased from the villages of Marsannay, Cotes du Nuits, Beaune and Ladoix Serrigny. All for the fruit is harvested by Liger-Belair.
This wine was first produced in 2003. Harvesting is done by hand and the grapes are partially destemmed. Fermentation takes place over a three week period of time to ensure a very gentle extraction of tannins. 20% Whole cluster fermentation. The wines are aged depending which appellations, between 14 and 18 months, without racking or any other aeration. They are also neither fined nor filtered.
This wine is the perfect combination of fresh bright red fruit and light violet notes; on the palate you experience a mix of sweet blood orange with red cherry/kirsch notes with a lengthy finish.