2020 Savigny-lès-Beaune, Le Clos du Village, Domaine Liger-Belair

2020 Savigny-lès-Beaune, Le Clos du Village, Domaine Liger-Belair

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2020 Savigny-lès-Beaune, Le Clos du Village, Domaine Liger-Belair

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Thibault has a nose for out-of-the-ordinary parcels. The vineyard is to the west of the village, and this monopole parcel is surrounded by a 2.5-metre wall. But its defining feature is the soil’s high limestone content, rather rare in Savigny. The bouquet presents as typically exotic, the palate almost electric in its citrussy freshness. Drink 2022-2027. 
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Jasper Morris MW87-90/100
Neal Martin, Vinous91-93/100
Jasper Morris MW87-90/100
A mix of chardonnay and pinot blanc, grown on a light white marl soil, and vinified in older wood. Still in barrel, unracked. The apple flavours are starting to be a bit bruised, so this may just need a sulphur adjustment. Fresh and crisp at the back, with fair length

Jasper Morris MW, Inside Burgundy (January 2022) Read more
Neal Martin, Vinous91-93/100
The 2020 Vosne-Romanée Aux Réas has a ripe, quite generous bouquet with blueberry and light cassis aromas, turning floral in style in the glass. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannins, vivid redcurrant and cranberry fruit with a pleasing edginess towards the finish. This is a well-crafted Vosne-Romanée that will age gracefully in bottle. This punches above its weight.

Drink 2024-2040

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About this WINE

Domaine Thibault Liger-Belair

Domaine Thibault Liger-Belair

Domaine Thibault Liger-Belair is part of our Spotlight on sustainability series. You can view the full range here.

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 family jewels (his branch) consist of Richebourg, Clos de Vougeot and Nuits St Georges Les St Georges, to which he has added further vineyards and a few additional cuvées made from purchased grapes.

The vines are now certified organic and farmed biodynamically, with horses used to plough the vineyards where possible. The grapes are rigorously sorted on a table de tri, then destalked and fermented without much punching down or pumping over.  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 regime is not to exceed 50% new barrels but also not to use any barrels more than three years old. 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.

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.

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Chardonnay

Chardonnay

Chardonnay is the "Big Daddy" of white wine grapes and one of the most widely planted in the world. It is suited to a wide variety of soils, though it excels in soils with a high limestone content as found in Champagne, Chablis, and the Côte D`Or.

Burgundy is Chardonnay's spiritual home and the best White Burgundies are dry, rich, honeyed wines with marvellous poise, elegance and balance. They are unquestionably the finest dry white wines in the world. Chardonnay plays a crucial role in the Champagne blend, providing structure and finesse, and is the sole grape in Blanc de Blancs.

It is quantitatively important in California and Australia, is widely planted in Chile and South Africa, and is the second most widely planted grape in New Zealand. In warm climates Chardonnay has a tendency to develop very high sugar levels during the final stages of ripening and this can occur at the expense of acidity. Late picking is a common problem and can result in blowsy and flabby wines that lack structure and definition.

Recently in the New World, we have seen a move towards more elegant, better- balanced and less oak-driven Chardonnays, and this is to be welcomed.

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