Hautes Côtes de Nuits 'La Corvée de Villy' 2015

THIBAULT LIGER-BELAIR

Hautes Côtes de Nuits 'La Corvée de Villy'
2015

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
Product code
819019
Format
6 x 750ml
Listing type
Open
Status
Unavailable
Country
France
Regulated designation
Appellation origine controlée (AOC)
Region
Burgundy
Subregion
Côte de Nuits
Appellation
Bourgogne Hautes-Côtes de Nuits
Varietal(s)
Pinot Noir 100 %
Color
Red
Sugar
Dry
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 0.70 ha (1.75 acres) and was planted in 1988. This vineyard is in the upper reaches of Nuits-Saint-Georges on the Chaux plateau, this vineyard is on very stony soil, mainly composed of lava stone (the primary limestone that formed the basis for the creation of the Côte). The first 30 centimetres (12 inches) of the soil are made up of red-orange clays rich in ferrous elements.

Winemaking notes

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.

Tasting notes

Very floral with aromas of small red fruits, the palate is rich and luscious. The wine has a great balance of freshness & minerality. It is medium bodied, fine tannin with bright acidity.

Press reviews

Vinous

(88-90) POINTS

January 2017

(from white marl soil on a very steep slope; 100% destemmed): Ripe aromas of black cherry, raspberry and smoke, plus a whiff of meat. Creamier and larger-scaled in the mouth than the Corvée de Villy but with good juicy stony lift giving detail to the middle palate. Finishes with substantial broad, dusty tannins that current cut off the fruit. In a distinctly sunny style, but the Corvée de Villy may be longer.

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