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Domaine Thibault Liger-Belair Nuits-Saint-Georges La Charmotte 2019

  • D93
  • JM93
750ML / 13% ABV
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750ML / 13% ABV

Winemaker Notes

It has an open nose with brambly red berry fruit and subtle earthy tones. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin. The 40% whole cluster lends freshness and a good precision towards the finish.

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D 93
This 0.4ha, domaine-owned parcel of vines on the northern edge of Nuits is located right below the premiers crus and was planted in 1962. Nearly half of the grapes were fermented as whole bunches and gently pumped over, before ageing in cask with a high proportion of new barrels. The result, however, is silky and fresh, with raspberry fruit and a floral edge. Elegant and very fine.
JM 93
Jasper Morris
40% whole bunch vinification and 3 new barrels out of the 6. Medium purple, bright, with deliberately very light extraction. Ripe, deep raspberries here, on the one hand deep and lush, on the other strict and with some wood tannins. Good length and very satisfying wine.
Barrel Sample: 91-93
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Domaine Thibault Liger-Belair

Domaine Thibault Liger-Belair

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Domaine Thibault Liger-Belair, France
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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.

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Nuits-St-Georges Wine

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Inhabiting the bottom end of the northern half of the Côte d’Or, Nuits-St-Georges is a busy, market-driven town and home to many of Burgundy’s negociants. It is also the largest town in the Côte d’Or after Beaune and contributes "nuits" to the name of Côte de Nuits (i.e., the northern half of the Côte d’Or).

The appellation itself is divided into two parts, where in the north it directly borders Vosne-Romanée, the southerly end is the commune of Prémeaux. There are no Grands Crus in this village, though it does have a large number of Premiers Crus.

The best Nuits-St-Georges Pinot Noir are layered with cherry, plum, underbrush and sandalwood. The fruit is sweet, the wine energetic, and the finish long and lush.

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Thin-skinned, finicky and temperamental, Pinot Noir is also one of the most rewarding grapes to grow and remains a labor of love for some of the greatest vignerons in Burgundy. Fairly adaptable but highly reflective of the environment in which it is grown, Pinot Noir prefers a cool climate and requires low yields to achieve high quality. Outside of France, outstanding examples come from in Oregon, California and throughout specific locations in wine-producing world. Somm Secret—André Tchelistcheff, California’s most influential post-Prohibition winemaker decidedly stayed away from the grape, claiming “God made Cabernet. The Devil made Pinot Noir.”

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