Nuits-Saint-Georges 1er cru 'Les Saint Georges' 2015

THIBAULT LIGER-BELAIR

Nuits-Saint-Georges 1er cru 'Les Saint Georges'
2015

  • Biodynamic
Product code
819022
Format
3 x 1500ml
Listing type
Open
Status
Unavailable
Country
France
Regulated designation
Appellation origine controlée (AOC)
Region
Burgundy
Subregion
Côte de Nuits
Appellation
Nuits-Saint-Georges
Classification
1er 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 2.05 ha (5 acres) and was planted in 1944. The vineyard is located in the southern part of the appellation, Les Saint-Georges is considered one of the oldest climats. It was already planted in the year 1000 AD. At the end of the 19th century, Nuits was authorized to add to its name that of the famous cru of "Saint-Georges". These ancient vines are planted on a brown, limestone soil, which is deep and very stony.

Winemaking notes

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

Tasting notes

This wine is rich and opulent wines, with a beautiful tannic structure. This is a perfect blend of aromas of fruits, spice, and mushrooms. This unique wine has deep mineral aromas with a black fruit backbone. The palate is medium-bodied with fine grain tannin, slightly chalky, long and bright focused finish.

Press reviews

Tim Atkin MW

- 95 points -

January 2017

There are some vintages when Les St Georges is among the most backward Premiers Crus in the appellation, but this isn’t one of them. It’s still a focused, concentrated, well-upholstered wine, but the oak is well integrated, the plum and damson fruit savoury and ripe, the acidity spot on.

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Wine Advocate

(92-94) POINTS

December 2016

The 2015 Nuits Saint Georges 1er Cru Les Saint Georges contains 30% whole bunch fruit this year. It has a refined and very composed bouquet, detailed with scents of blackberry, raspberry preserve, touches of undergrowth and pressed rose petals. I appreciate the manner in which this gently unfurls with each swirl of the glass. The palate is medium-bodied with a grainy texture, very well-judged acidity, a little "distant" at first but it gradually opens up in your presence, offering fine structure and spice-tinged raspberry and cranberry notes towards the finish. This is a complex and intellectual offering from one of the appellation's greatest vineyards.

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