Thibault Liger-Belair Nuits-St-Georges 1er Cru Les St Georges 2011

Thibault Liger-Belair Nuits-St-Georges 1er Cru Les St Georges 2011

Thibault Liger-Belair Nuits-St-Georges 1er Cru Les St Georges 2011

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From a huge 2.10 ha parcel. The wines are aged on their lies between 12 and 18 months, depending on the ‘Appelation’ and the particular properties of the vintage. We never use more than 50 % of new barrels in the aging of my wines, but the older barrels never have more than three vintages passed through. During the whole process of vinification, aging and bottling we never ‘fine’ or filter the wines to preserve the integrity of their structure and their natural flavours.

Les Saint-Georges is the most highly-regarded of Nuits-Saint-Georges's 41 Premier Cru vineyards, and in the absence of any Grand Crus in the commune, makes the most highly sought after Nuits-Saint-Georges wine. The 18-acre (7.5ha) vineyard is expressed here as a complex, rich red wine with bright red fruit characters and abundant spice. It has been famous for many centuries as a source of excellent wines and is considered by many to be of Grand Cru quality. Les Saint-Georges's soils are made up of several different kinds of limestone, giving a complex and varied terroir, which is often given as the reason for the site's suitability for winegrowing. The deep, stony topsoil contains influences from Comblanchien, Premeaux and oolite limestones.

Cultivation and trading wines has been a family business since the early 18th century. The establishments C.Marey and Comte Liger-Belair, created in 1720 at Nuits Saint-Georges, later quoted on the Lyon Stock Exchange in 1923, counted amongst the most important wine merchant houses in Burgundy. In 2001, Thibault Liger-Belair, son of Vincent, creates Domaine Thibault Liger-Belair to exploit the family’s historic vineyards.
SKU

W06303

COUNTRY

France

REGION

Burgundy

TYPE

Red

VINTAGE

2011

VOLUME

.750L