Domaine Thibault Liger-Belair Chambolle Musigny 2018

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For more than two decades, Thibault Liger-Belair has been following organic and biodynamic practices. He believes that winemaking starts not with the fruit, but with the soil. “We all talk about terroir, but my focus is on the soil and putting what it needs first,” Thibaut explains. His wines are pure, focused and desirable. The fruit here is from three of Thibault’s village vineyards – Fremières, Gamaires and Mal Carrées – all planted between 1954 and 1962. There is 40% whole-bunch and the wine is quite tight and assertive for a Chambolle. A real success in this vintage. Drink 2021-2028.
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  • One of Burgundy’s emerging talents, Thibault Liger-Belair's wine are strictly allocated in tiny amounts
  • Employing almost full bio-dynamic (certified organic) culture and believes implicitly about the lunar calendar.
  • "The natural style of Thibault’s wines is plump and full-bodied, though the benefits of his farming methods seem to be bringing a more mineral aspect to the fruit as well." Jasper Morris MW
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  • 16.5
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Tasting Profile

  • Light (Light)
    Full (Full)
  • Low Tannin (Low Tannin)
    Tannic (Tannic)
  • Sweet (Sweet)
    Dry (Dry)
  • Low Acidity (Low Acidity)
    High Acidity (High Acidity)
  • Aroma
    • Earthy
    • Herbal
    • Red Fruits
  • Palate
    • Cedar
    • Red Cherry
    • Strawberry

Food Pairings

  • Fish
  • Game
  • Poultry

Critic Scores & reviews

  • Jancis Robinson MW

    16.5
    "Mid cherry red. Plenty of sweet oak spice on the nose. On the palate, oak shows too but the juicy escapes around the edges in a perfumed cloud of fruit. Deep in fruit but fresh to the long finish. (JH)"

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  1. Domaine Thibault Liger-Belair Chambolle Musigny Vieilles Vignes 2017
    • Variety Pinot Noir
    • Vintage 2017
    • Brand Domaine Thibault Liger-Belair
    • Cellaring 5-10 Years
    • Wine Type Red
    • Alcohol Percentage 12.0% Alcohol

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France

Wine is being produced throughout France and has been done for over 2,500 years with certain Châteaux dating their history back to Roman times, around 6th Century BC. Ranking second in the world in per-capita consumption and first in total production quantity. More so than the overall quantity of wine is the quantity of truly great wines coming out of France makes the nation the envy of wine-making nations worldwide.

Two concepts pivotal to the higher end French wines, in particular, are the idea of 'terroir' and the Appellation d'Origine Contrôlée (AOC) system. Terroir refers to the way the geography, geology and climate find their way into the glass, telling a story of the origin of the wine. The AOC was set up in 1935 and has the primary goal of protecting the authenticity of the wines and the livelihoods of the producers. Appellation rules strictly define which varieties of grapes and winemaking practices are approved for classification in each of France's several hundred geographically defined appellations, which can cover entire regions, individual villages or in some cases, like in Burgundy even specific vineyards.

Classic wine regions in France include Champagne (home of Champagne), Burgundy (Pinot Noir and Chardonnay), Bordeaux (Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Malbec, Petit Verdot), Alsace (Aromatic varietals), Loire Valley (Chenin Blanc, Crémant) and the Rhône Valley (Syrah, Grenache Mourvedre)

The Bordeaux classification of 1855 is still in use, as is the Sauternes and Barsac Classification of the same year. Wines from certain regions can be bought En Primeur, which is when the wine is sold prior to it being bottled.

Burgundy

Burgundy is undoubtedly the home of the finest Pinot Noir and Chardonnays in the world, where vineyards, or Domaines have been producing wines for over 2000 years. Burgundy is located in the North-east of France, an hours drive from Lyon and 2 hours from Paris. With over 100 appellations, or sub-regions (more than any other wine region) Burgundy is known for being the most terroir-oriented region in the World. The finest red wines of Burgundy are found in the Côte d'Or, a string of villages including Côte de Nuits, Gevrey-Chambertin, Morey St Denis, Chambolle-Musigny, Vougeot, Vosne-Romanée and Nuits-St Georges.

There are flavours present in great Burgundys that are the envy of Pinot Noir producers worldwide. The elusive peacocks tail finish that goes on and on, and the pretty-elegance backed by Burgundy muscle is the goal of winemakers around the globe. The main levels in the Burgundy classifications, in descending order of quality, are: Grand crus, Premier crus, village appellations, and finally regional appellations. For the Chablis wines, a similar hierarchy of Grand Cru, Premier Cru and Village wines is used, plus Petit Chablis as a level below Village Chablis.

Chambolle Musigny

Chambolle-Musigny is a small appellation Village of the Côte de Nuits region of the Côte-d’Or in Burgundy, France. Plantings are of Pinot Noir only. The village also grows two Grand Cru appellations – Bonnes-Mares and Musigny – as well as Les Amoureuses, a celebrated Premier Cru. Chambolle-Musigny received its appellation d'origine contrôlée (AOC)designation in September 1936 – one of the first French vineyards to do so. The bright-ruby-coloured wines from Chambolle-Musigny are subtle and elegant. On the nose, you’ll find violet and red-fruit notes, such as strawberry and raspberry. With age, they can develop notes of prune, ripe fruit, underbrush, and truffle, among others.

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About the brand Domaine Thibault Liger-Belair

Thibault Liger-Belair is cousin to Vicomte Liger Belair of Vosne Romanée. In 2001 he took over an old family property in Nuits St Georges, taking back the vines which had been contracted out to various share croppers, and leased a cuverie just down the road. The vines are now certified organic and farmed biodynamically, horses are used to plough the vineyards where possible. The grapes are rigorously sorted, then destalked and fermented. They will be racked once during the elevage, but Thibault is not afraid of reductive flavours at this stage which, he feels, adds to the eventual substance and complexity of the wine. The oak rotation is not allowed to reach over 50% new barrels but also not to use any barrels more than three years old. The natural style of Thibault’s wines are rich and full-bodied, though the benefits of his farming methods Bring a slighty more mineral aspect to the fruity wines.

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