Liger-Belair | Thibault
The domaine, located in Nuits-St.-Georges, has 12 acres distributed among the following appellations: Richebourg- 80 year old vines, Clos Vougeot- between 25 & 65 years old, Nuits Saint Georges 1er Cru “les Saint Georges”- 60-70 year old vines, Vosne Romanee 1er Cru “les Petits-Monts”, Vosne Romanee “aux Reas”- 55 year old vines, Nuits Saint Georges “la Charmotte”- 50 year old vines and Bourgogne Rouge. The domaine has been in the Liger-Belair family for 250 years.
In 2001, Vincent’s son, Thibault Liger-Belair, took over the vines as the winemaker and created Domaine Thibault Liger-Belair. Thibault says “the whole of the crus composing the domaine and the tradition inherited of a long, family experience requires us today to work the vines with the utmost respect of the terroirs. The quality is primarily decided in the vineyard by attentive cultivation and that one must remain humble in front of the magic of our terroirs. For this reason, the whole of the domaine is cultivated in biological agriculture, both the treatment of the vines and the soil maintenance. I do not practice biological culture as a sacrifice to fashion but by vocation, since I feel that if we want to produce great wines, it is imperative to question each step of the process.”