Thibault Liger-Belair Bourgogne Chardonnay Les Charmes 2018

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  • This cuvee comes from a blend between some wine from 60 % Maconnais in the area of Lugny and 40% Montagny in the cote Chalonnaise.
  • The wines from Lugny with the limestone give some freshness and some minerality of structure
  • The wines from Montagny give some note of ripe pear and peach
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Editors notes

This cuvee comes from a blend between some wine from 60 % Maconnais in the area of Lugny and 40% Montagny in the cote Chalonnaise.
This two soils give each one something different:
The wines from Lugny with the limestone give some freshness and some minerality of structure; we can find some aromas of citrus, grapefruit and white roses.
The wines from Montagny give some note of ripe pear and peach. In the mouth, the wine is always fresh, young at heart, frisky, alluring, and rich in spicy back-flavours.

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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
    • Apple
    • Lemon
    • Nectarine
  • Palate
    • Apple
    • Cream
    • Peach

Food Pairings

  • Cheese
  • Fish
  • Poultry

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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.

Macon-Villages

Mâcon-Villages is an appellation in southern Burgundy, France, for dry white wines made from Chardonnay from 26 select named villages of the Mâconnais wine subregion. Wines from the Mâcon-Village appellation can come from one or a number of these villages. These affordable, delicious Chardonnay wines typically overdeliver for the price. They’re generally similar in style to those of white Mâcon but may show a bit more ripeness, character, and body. They are typically straw- or yellow-gold-coloured, with shiny greenish or silver highlights. On the nose, expect aromatic complexity: rose, acacia, honeysuckle, lemongrass, verbena, and citrus. Expect similar on the palate, in addition to notes of pine, fennel, and quince, but this can vary based on the distinct terroir of the specific village. These lively wines have good fruit concentration and enough acidity for some ageing.

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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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