Domaine Philippe Livera formerly (Domaine des Tilleuls) of Côte de Nuits create classically styled Burgundies that are earthy, pure and of great complexity with the focus upon fruit. Its origins began in 1920, and Damien Livera took over the family domaine in 2005 where he began a range of upgrades and improvements to the domaine. They farm 8.5 hectares of vines spread over the appellations Côte de Nuits, Fixin, Gevrey-Chambertin and Chapelle-Chambertin.
Livera owns one of the coldest cellars and malolactic fermentations there are very slow, resulting in wines with real depth and complexity.
The site is 1.5Ha of 70 year old vines on rocky soils located adjacent to the winery. 40% new oak for 12 months and then further resting in stainless steel vats for 6 months. Unfiltered, unfined.
Aromas of pepper, red berry fruit, shaved chocolate, and fennel. There is a meaty intensity to the wine, powerful and generous on the palette. Black fruits, earth, and savoury spices linger on a long finish. An extremely good Village level wine, offering a drinking experience perhaps more akin to 1er Cru..
Pair with roast leg of lamb, beef stew, black truffle.