THIBAULT LIGER-BELAIR

In 2001, Thibault Liger-Belair took over the family Domaine and quickly became a reference in Burgundy. The 9 hectares of the Domaine, cultivated organically, are distributed over 5 villages and produces 8 appellations from Bourgogne to Grand Cru.

THIBAULT LIGER-BELAIR

the GEM of BURGUNDY

ONE OF THE BEST EXPRESSIONS OF THE COTE DE NUITS

 

In 2004, Thibault created Thibault Liger Belair Successeurs, a negoce company in order to increase the number of appellations of the Estate in both Cote de Beaune and Cote de Nuits. In 2008, Thibault creates the Domaine des Pierres roses in Moulin a Vent in the Beaujolais region.

Cultivation and trading wines has been a family business since the early 18th century. The establishments C.Mareyand 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. Building on the quality of harvests and that
wines, the family endeavored to enlarge the domaine and to distribute the best wines
of Burgundy, both in France and around the world.

Regarding the vilification, Thibault insists on the importance of having irreproachable sanitary grapes and to be very delicate in all the operations with the vines and the grapes.

Focusing more on the “infusion” than extraction of aromas, the aim is to have the least intervention to keep the maximum level of purity. Thibault also believes in letting the terroir speak for itself and not have one signature or a house style, which explains why his wines can be very different depending on vintages and plots.

For the ageing, the wines are aged on their lees between 12 and 18 months, depending on the Appellation and theparticular properties of the vintage. For the wooden barrels,
two dedicated coopers are employed by the Domaine. Astrict selection of the wood is made according
to texture and origin, which is then dried for 3 years before use. Thisgives more delicate wines with silky tannins. Finally, the Domaine never uses more than 50 % of new barrels in the aging of its wines, but the older barrels never have more than three vintages passed through. Wines do not undergo any fining or filtering during the whole vilification process, to preserve the integrity of their structures and their natural flavors.

our role is to observe, understand and act to meet
the needs of the vines and so help them reach their full natural potential. At all times, it is essential to remain humble before the magic of our soils.

 

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