Domaine Thibert Père & Fils Mâconnais

Region
France - Burgundy
Winemaker
Christophe & Sandrine Thibert
Size
22 hectare
Established
1967
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From families of winemakers for over severn generations, Andree Tene Thibert created his own domain in 1967 of 2.5 ha, in a house dating from the 19th Century. Their two children, Sandrine and Christoph, now co-manage the vineyard and incorporated the modern land in 1991 and 1999.

The beautiful Domaine Thibert is found within "The Macon" of Saône-et-Loire, one of the four departments of Burgundy. The varied geography benefits from being at the periphery of the Massif-Central mountainous region. In the vineyard more than half the surface area is ploughed to facilitate the reintroduction of micro-organisms to the soils. Vines are an average age of 40 years, yielding between 40 to 60 hl/ha. Grape varieties grown are Chardonnay (95%) and Gamay (5%) with annual production of around 140,000 bottles. In the cellar, vinification and ageing take place in vats and barrels, of which between 10 and 15% of the barrels are renewed annually. Christophe (pictured by the conveyor) and his sister Sandrine observe the minimum filtration techniques in the wine making.

Domaine Thibert Père & Fils is now 22 hectares of which all South Mâconnais are represented. Christoph has pursued low-energy and ecologically-responsible techniques recently including innovative barrel turning rollers, foil-lined roof structures and harnessing the thermal energy of a stream running though the vineyard to provide refrigeration of the fermentation areas during the summer.

Wines Available


Crémant Bourgogne Rosé, , Domaine Thibert Père & Fils

Crémant Bourgogne Rosé

Origin: Mâconnais, Burgundy, France

The grapes from which the vins de base for Crémant de Bourgogne are made come from a wide variety of soils in vineyards districts throughout Bourgogne. They range from the chalky subsoil of the Joigny district in the north to the granites of southern Bourgogne, via the limestones and marls of the Côtes where most of the wines of this appellation are grown.

Vinification

Traditional method like champagne with bottle fermentation of a minimum of 16 months on laths.

Grape Variety

Gamay, Pinot Noir

Winemaker's Notes

This is a lovely fresh but medium bodied example from Domaine Thibert. It is a real salmon pink colour with fairly subtle aromas of red fruits and a champagne like hint of biscuit and brioche. It has a persistent mousse and on the palate, fruits of redcurrants, pomegranate, red cherries and strawberries with rosewater and vanilla. The fruits balance well with the fresh acidity and the hint of tannin , you are left with a long lasting creamy, rich red fruit finish.

Mâcon-Fuissé, , Domaine Thibert Père & Fils

Mâcon-Fuissé

Origin: Mâconnais, Burgundy, France

In 2005 Domaine Thibert has acquired a total of 18ha of vineyards in production and has also completed various projects including a new Winery & storage for bottles. Traditional Burgundian methods are used alongside new techniques and equipment by the family that ensures high quality in all of their wines.

Vinification

The emphasis at Domaine Thibert is definitely on quality rather than quantity: they produce solely Pouilly Fuisse From chardonnay grapes, of which around 5 barrels per year are exported. The wine is fermented in a combination of stainless steel and barrique (a 225 litre barrel, originally used in Bordeaux) and then aged in a barrel.

Grape Variety

Chardonnay 100%

Winemaker's Notes

Nicely balanced fresh, clean nose. An elegant, refined palate. Well-balanced, fairly long. The flavour builds up on the finish. Well made.

Macon-Prissé en Chailloux, , Domaine Thibert Père & Fils

Macon-Prissé en Chailloux

Origin: Macon-Prissé, Burgundy, France

Domaine Thibert has acquired a total of 18ha of vineyards in production and have also completed various projects including a new winery and storage for bottles. Traditional Burgundian methods are used alongside new techniques and equipment by the family that ensures high quality in all of their wines.

Grape Variety

Chardonnay 100%

Winemaker's Notes

Rich and elegant, delicate and elegant, this wine expresses slightly honeyed, buttered and white peach flavors, complemented by a white flower note. It is a wine of great precision, simply excellent.

Mâcon-Verzé, , Domaine Thibert Père & Fils

Mâcon-Verzé

Origin: Mâconnais, Burgundy, France

Fermented in steel except for 10% of the blend which is fermented in oak.

Grape Variety

Chardonnay 100%

Winemaker's Notes

A crisp and fruity Chardonnay with very subtle suggestions of nutty oak influence and an enduring minerality.

Pouilly-Fuissé, , Domaine Thibert Père & Fils

Pouilly-Fuissé

Origin: Mâconnais, Burgundy, France

In 2005 Domaine Thibert has acquired a total of 18ha of vineyards in production and has also completed various projects including a new Winery & storage for bottles. Traditional Burgundian methods are used alongside new techniques and equipment by the family that ensures high quality in all of their wines.

Vinification

Vinification and ageing are in 100% in oak barrels. The ageing lasts between 6 and 10 months on “lie” before bottling.

Grape Variety

Chardonnay 100%

Winemaker's Notes

Extremely fresh with green apple hints, nutmeg and dairy, closely knit crunchy crisp palate and a long creamy but quite refreshing finish.

This wine is rich and well constituted to consume young or be kept in the cellar from 4 to 5 years before drinking. The Pouilly-Fuisse is balanced and long on the palate, the average of the ageing is 7 years depending upon conditions of storage and vintage!

Our recommendation is to consume this wine with white meat, chicken or veal with cream… or fish, seafood dishes (not too spicy!)

Pouilly-Fuissé Vieilles Vignes, , Domaine Thibert Père & Fils

Pouilly-Fuissé Vieilles Vignes

Origin: Mâconnais, Burgundy, France

In 2005 Domaine Thibert has acquired a total of 18ha of vineyards in production and has also completed various projects including a new Winery and storage for bottles. Traditional Burgundian methods are used alongside new techniques and equipment by the family that ensures high quality in all of their wines.

Vinification

The vinification and ageing are traditional in small oak barrels, with a crossing of new oak 5%. The alcoholic fermentation and malolactic fermentation are slow and unfolds under the strict supervision of the temperatures. Thibert’s "Vieilles Vignes" stay 10 months on their lees.

Grape Variety

Chardonnay 100%

Winemaker's Notes

The POUILLY-FUISSE "Vieilles Vignes" is the most rustic of the Thibert wines. In fact, it’s a very robust wine, creamy, toasty, and very aromatic with a large aptitude for further ageing.

You enjoy the best flavours and you taste the aromatic richness if you drink at temperatures from 12° to 14°. Our recommendation is to consume our POUILLY-FUISSE "Vieilles Vignes" with fish dishes a little spicy or with dishes very delicate like: crayfish, lobster, salmon, marinated seafood dishes. The 70 year-old vines have yielded an intense, mineral, aromatic wine that is lovely now but will age superbly.

Pouilly-Fuissé Vignes Blanches, , Domaine Thibert Père & Fils

Pouilly-Fuissé Vignes Blanches

Origin: Mâconnais, Burgundy, France

In 2005 Domaine Thibert has acquired a total of 18ha of vineyards in production and has also completed various projects including a new Winery & storage for bottles. Traditional Burgundian methods are used alongside new techniques and equipment by the family that ensures high quality in all of their wines.

Vinification

From the "White Vines", a reserved portion of the plantation.

Grape Variety

Chardonnay 100%

Winemaker's Notes

Brilliant straw coloured in the glass. Expressive nose of lemon oil, peach blossom and a note of vanilla bean. Medium bodied palate is well balanced with kiwi, lime and some limestone minerality which cuts through the palate. Nice finish with tart yellow fruits and more minerals.

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