Assorted Burgundies 2
Winery : Various
Thibault Liger Belair is one of the new breed of 'young' producers in Burgundy gaining a lot of attention. Yields were disastrously low in parts of Burgundy in 2017 but much better in the Cote - 'the growing season was tranquil and clement' and harvest was quite late ... I brought in clean, ripe and phenolically mature fruit. I chose to do a relatively long but very soft vinification while using a relatively high percentage of whole clusters. However, just as I did in 2016 for many of the wines, I took the painstaking and very time-consuming step of eliminating the central stalk. The goal was to obtain a balanced extraction while avoiding any rude tannins.'
Established 1964 with the marriage of Odile Noellat and Alain Hudelot. This is one of the top Domaines in Burgundy with 10 hectares of vineyards in the very best appellations. Since 2008 operations have been overseen by grandson Charles van Canneyt, who has stunning wines under his own label. Refinement and complexity are the hallmarks.