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.
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.
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.