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.
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.
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.