Domaine Thibault Liger-Belair, AOC Bourgogne Hautes Côtes de Nuits, La Roche, Rouge, 2017

Story

The wine
This soil with a good proportion of limestone offers always some wine with a good freshness. It’s not a wine to age for a long time because the altitude never gives a big density but more some fresh fruit and flowers.
The grapes are always picked at least 1 week later after the harvest in the Côtes de Nuits to have a good maturity.
The vintage
3310 bottles have been produced for the vintage 2015.
Situation
1.28 ha planted in 1978 located on the highest hillside of Nuits-Saint-Georges, in the village of Bevy, at an altitude of 400 meters.
Terroir
This soil is mainly composed of Chaille type limestone. It’s a stone composed of a flint core and a limestone envelope. The slope is 20% oriented southeast.
Vinification
The grapes are harvested by hand and 100% destemmed.
3 weeks of fermentation with a very moderate intervention.
The aging is 20% in new barrels for 18 months.
Varietals
Pinot Noir : 100%