Clos de Vougeot Grand cru  2015

THIBAULT LIGER-BELAIR

Clos de Vougeot Grand cru
2015

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
Product code
773351
Format
3 x 750ml
Listing type
Open
Status
Unavailable
Country
France
Regulated designation
Appellation origine controlée (AOC)
Region
Burgundy
Subregion
Côte de Nuits
Appellation
Clos de Vougeot
Classification
Grand cru
Varietal(s)
Pinot Noir 100 %
Color
Red
Closure type
Cork
Availability
Winery's website

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 0.75 ha (1.85 acres) and was planted in 1948. The plot of our estate is located in the southern part of the appellation, at the corner of the wall separating the Echézeaux and Clos-Vougeot. Its originality lies in the length of its rows - 200 meters - on three different soils: A stony soil with an important limestone-clay ratio, A soil with small stones and a high proportion of clay, A finer soil with clays and silts.

Winemaking notes

The grapes are harvested by hand and they are using 40% whole cluster fermentation. There is a 3 week fermentation period with very moderate intervention. They are aging the wine in 50% new French oak barrels for 18-22 months. The wines are unfiltered and unfined.

Tasting notes

The Clos de Vougeot Grand Cru has a very intense aromatic nose. There is a slight amount of reduction on the nose. The palate is medium-bodied with ripe rich tannin. The wine is well structured and linear with good fresh finish.

Press reviews

Vinous

(92-94) POINTS

January 2017

(vinified with 40% whole clusters, the highest percentage yet for this wine; 50% new oak): Bright, dark red. Superb lift to the aromas of black cherry, violet and inky minerality, plus a whiff of goat cheese. Dense, sappy and energetic; more closed in the mouth than the nose suggests but boasts lovely subtle sweetness, precision and mineral spine, not to mention an element of power. Liger-Belair's holding is in the southwest corner of Clos Vougeot, "across from Echézeaux," and features long rows of vines that extend through limestone, brown clay and silt soil.

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Burghound.com

(92-95) POINTS

January 2019

(from a .72 ha parcel on the Vosne side in the middle against the southern wall). Yet again reduction and wood overshadow the underlying fruit. This is even more  concentrated and muscular with outstanding size, weight and punch to the big-bodied flavors that are shaped by an exceptionally firm tannic spine that makes it unequivocally certain that, unlike the Les St. Georges, this absolutely must be cellared for at least 10 to 12 years first and I wouldn’t be surprised if it required fully 20 years before it reached its complete apogee.

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