Domaine Thibault Liger-Belair Moulin-a-Vent Vieilles Vignes 2012 Front Label
Domaine Thibault Liger-Belair Moulin-a-Vent Vieilles Vignes 2012 Front LabelDomaine Thibault Liger-Belair Moulin-a-Vent Vieilles Vignes 2012 Front Bottle ShotDomaine Thibault Liger-Belair Moulin-a-Vent Vieilles Vignes 2012 Back Bottle Shot

Domaine Thibault Liger-Belair Moulin-a-Vent Vieilles Vignes 2012

    750ML / 0% ABV
    Other Vintages
    • BH92
    • JD92
    • D91
    • RP90
    • RP91
    All Vintages
    Currently Unavailable $31.99
    Try the
    31 99
    31 99
    Save $0.00 (0%)
    Ships Wed, Jun 30
    Limit 0 per customer
    Sold in increments of 0
    0
    Limit Reached
    4.7 5 Ratings
    MyWine Share
    Vintage Alert
    Alert me when new vintages are available
    Have you tried this? Rate it now
    (256 characters remaining)

    4.7 5 Ratings
    750ML / 0% ABV

    Winemaker Notes

    Deep color, but not your typical deep purple Beaujolais. A grapey sorbet nose. Very silky and round on the palate for a Beaujolais, very jammy with good structure. The wine has some tannin but secondary to the fruit, like a sorbet without added sugar. It has the signature puckering acidity - bracing on the finish.

    Critical Acclaim

    All Vintages
    Domaine Thibault Liger-Belair

    Domaine Thibault Liger-Belair

    View all products
    Domaine Thibault Liger-Belair, France
    Domaine Thibault Liger-Belair Thibault Liger-Belair Winery Image

    This domaine, located in Nuits-Saint-Georges, has been in the Liger-Belair family for 250 years. In 2001, Thibault Liger-Belair took over the vines as the winemaker and created Domaine Thibault Liger-Belair. Prior to joining the family domaine, Thibault studied viticulture and oenology for six years, and worked for a communications firm in Paris where he was able to present and taste wines internationally. In his mid-twenties, Thibault also started an internet company with the idea of discovering and selling high quality wines. But the calling of the vines was still strong, so in 2001, at the age of 26, Thibault decided to jump to the other side of the fence, this time to make wine, his true calling and passion. The year 2002 was the first harvest of the Nuits-Saint-Georges, Nuits-Saint-Georges Charmottes, as well as Vosne-Romanée Aux Reas. In 2003, the domaine enriched its range with Richebourg Grand Cru, Clos Vougeot Grand Cru, Vosne-Romanée Premier Cru Petits Monts, and Bourgogne Rouge. In 2009, the domaine expanded into Beaujolais, and now a Beaujolais-Villages and several Moulin-à-Vent Cru wines are also produced.

    Image for Beaujolais Wine content section
    View all products

    The bucolic region often identified as the southern part of Burgundy, Beaujolais actually doesn’t have a whole lot in common with the rest of the region in terms of climate, soil types and grape varieties. Beaujolais achieves its own identity with variations on style of one grape, Gamay.

    Gamay was actually grown throughout all of Burgundy until 1395 when the Duke of Burgundy banished it south, making room for Pinot Noir to inhabit all of the “superior” hillsides of Burgundy proper. This was good news for Gamay as it produces a much better wine in the granitic soils of Beaujolais, compared with the limestone escarpments of the Côte d’Or.

    Four styles of Beaujolais wines exist though most is sold under the basic Beaujolais appellation. The simplest, and one that has regrettably given the region a subpar reputation, is Beaujolais Nouveau. This is the Beaujolais wine that is made using carbonic maceration (a quick fermentation that results in sweet aromas) and is released on the third Thursday of November in the same year as harvest. It's meant to drink young and is flirty, fruity and fun. The rest of Beaujolais is where the serious wines are found. Beaujolais-Villages, which must come from the hilly northern part of the region, offer reasonable values with some gems among them. The superior section are the cru vineyards coming from ten distinct communes: St-Amour, Juliénas, Chénas, Moulin-à-Vent, Fleurie, Chiroubles, Morgon, Regnié, Brouilly, and Côte de Brouilly. Any cru Beajolais will have its commune name prominent on the label.

    Image for Gamay Wine content section
    View all products

    Delightfully playful, but also capable of impressive gravitas, Gamay is responsible for juicy, berry-packed wines. From Beaujolais, Gamay generally has three classes: Beaujolais Nouveau, a decidedly young, fruit-driven wine, Beaujolais Villages and Cru Beaujolais. The Villages and Crus are highly ranked grape growing communes whose wines are capable of improving with age whereas Nouveau, released two months after harvest, is intended for immediate consumption. Somm Secret—The ten different Crus have their own distinct personalities—Fleurie is delicate and floral, Côte de Brouilly is concentrated and elegant and Morgon is structured and age-worthy.

    RGL031216713_2012 Item# 144960

    Internet Explorer is no longer supported.
    Please use a different browser like Edge, Chrome or Firefox to enjoy all that Wine.com has to offer.

    It's easy to make the switch.
    Enjoy better browsing and increased security.

    Yes, Update Now
    Cheers to You!

    New Customers! Save $20 off $100*. Code NEW2021

    New Customers! Save $20 off $100*. Code NEW2021

    There was an error redeeming your code.

    *New customers only. One-time use per customer. Order must be placed by 6/30/2021. The $20 discount is given for a single order with a minimum of $100 excluding shipping and tax. Items with pricing ending in .97 are excluded and will not count toward the minimum required. Discount does not apply to corporate orders, gift certificates, StewardShip membership fees, select Champagne brands, Riedel glassware, fine and rare wine, 187ML splits, Picked by Wine.com subscriptions, and all bottles 3.0 liters or larger. No other promotion codes, coupon codes or corporate discounts may be applied to order. Offer valid subject to state law limitations.

    Search for ""

    $20 off your first Picked box. Code 20PICK

    $20 off your first box. Code 20PICK

    There was an error redeeming your code.

    *Offer only valid for first-time Picked subscribers. The $20 discount applies to the first 6-bottle shipment of your Picked subscription and excludes tax and shipping. Offer may not be combined with any other promotion or used with any other discounts on Wine.com. Wine.com has the right to end or modify any offer at any time. Additional restrictions may apply, see terms and conditions for more details. Offer subject to state law limitations.

    Processing Your Order...