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Thibault Liger-Belair Gevrey-Chambertin Grand Cru Charmes-Chambertin 2011 (750ml)

Thibault Liger-Belair Gevrey-Chambertin Grand Cru Charmes-Chambertin 2011 (750ml)

30% whole clusters but only the tiny stems rather than the stalks. The wines are aged on their lies between 12 and 18 months, depending on the ‘Appelation’ and the particular properties of the vintage. We never use more than 50 % of new barrels in the aging of my wines, but the older barrels never have more than three vintages passed through. During the whole process of vinification, aging and bottling we never ‘fine’ or filter the wines to preserve the integrity of their structure and their natural flavours.

The vineyard site is located at the southern end of Gevrey-Chambertin's Grand Crus, near the commune boundary with Morey-Saint-Denis. Along with its southern neighbor, Mazoyeres-Chambertin, Charmes occupies the lowest and most shallow slopes of Gevrey-Chambertin's Grand Cru belt (the higher and more prestigious section is dominated by Le Chambertin and Chambertin-Clos-de-Beze). Charmes faces a few points north of east, meaning that its vines are not so fully exposed to the morning sunshine. This contributes to the fresher, less masculine style of its wines. The soils of the Charmes-Chambertin site are well drained and stony, with have a thin layer of pebble-strewn chalky topsoil over a deep, rocky base. The percentage of clay reduces slightly towards the higher edge of the site, giving way to drier, looser limestone.

Cultivation and trading wines has been a family business since the early 18th century. The establishments C.Marey and Comte Liger-Belair, created in 1720 at Nuits Saint-Georges, later quoted on the Lyon Stock Exchange in 1923, counted amongst the most important wine merchant houses in Burgundy. In 2001, Thibault Liger-Belair, son of Vincent, creates Domaine Thibault Liger-Belair to exploit the family’s historic vineyards.

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