Thibault Liger Belair Bourgogne Les Grands Chaillots 2019

Thibault Liger Belair Bourgogne Les Grands Chaillots 2019

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This is a very unique cuvée as it combines the fruit of our estate with that from growers from whom we have been purchasing grapes for decades. One-third of the grapes for this wine come from a 0.8ha estate parcel in Nuits-Saint-Georges planted in 1986 on very fine, silted soil. The other two-thirds come from Bourgogne plots situated in Chambolle-Musigny planted between 1954 and 1962. We oversee and harvest all of the fruit we purchase from these sites.

My intent with this wine is always about approachability, but yet ageability. Most Bourgogne appellation wines are intended for quick consumption, whereas this wine has beautiful structure with surprising length, spice and the potential to age for many years. All manually-harvested, the grapes are partially destemmed and gently extracted before a standard 3-week fermentation and aging in neutral wood for approximately 18 months.

Press Notes : 

85-87 Points, Neal Martin, Vinous Media: “The 2019 Bourgogne Grand Chaillots comprises one-third Nuits Saint-Georges and two-thirds Chambolle-Musigny, with 20% whole bunch and no remontage in the winery. It has a very airy bouquet that I feel just needs more presence and fruité. The palate is medium-bodied with soft tannins. A mellow Bourgogne Rouge that will be approachable in its youth."