Thibault Liger-Belair Hautes-Cotes De Nuits La Corvee de Villy
Deep color. Rustic on the nose, typical Hautes-Cotes, with some burnt orange, caramel
and nutty fruit candied chocolate. A good level of tannin and some rustic, leathery elements on the finish.
$60.00 / Bottle $720.00 / Case
The domaine has been in the Liger-Belair family for 250 years. In 1720, Claude Marey, the king’s secretary and mayor of Nuits, and a vineyard proprietor, founded the C. Marey house to sell his fine wines. His son, Claude Philibert Marey, also mayor of Nuits, died in 1804 and his youngest son, Guillaume Felix Marey, took over the business. In 1852 his nephew, Comte Liger-Belair, proprietor of Grands Crus in Vosne-Romanee, became his business partner under the name C. Marey et Comte Liger-Belair. The domaine passed down through the family for the next 5 generations.
In 2001, Vincent’s son, Thibault Liger-Belair, took over the vines as the winemaker and created Domaine Thibault Liger-Belair. He simultaneously started T. Liger-Belair Successeur company
Thibault Liger-Belair closely follows the wood selection according to the texture and origin and imposes a three-year drying period before barrels are made. This allows the use of perfectly dry wood which obtains superior tannin quality, making them much silkier and delicate. Rarely is more than 50% new wood used at Domaine Liger-Belair. The wines are aged according to their appellations, between 14 and 18 months, without racking or any other aeration. They are neither fined nor filtered.