A vineyard just south of Nuit-St-Georges planted in 1987. The rich clay gives a deeply coloured, intense wine with stylish plum and dark cherry fruit. This is the fuller and more age worthy of Lignier’s two Bourgogne Rouge. The 2019 is a wonderful example of the quality of the vintage, with ripe yet pure and crisp fruit in abundance, backed by fresh acidity and a cool saline note on the finish. An excellent Bourgogne Rouge that wouldn’t be out of place in a village line-up.
“The 2019 Bourgogne Grand Chaliot has a lively and generous bouquet with red cherry and cranberry fruit, quite Nuits Saints-Georges in style, which is no surprise since that is the location of the vines. The 30% whole bunches is nicely disguised and the longer élevage in barrel until December 2020 lends it good weight on the fresh finish. Certainly Village Cru in quality.”
Neal Martin, December 2020, www.vinous.com
About the Domaine
“The soil is the key to succeed in making a great wine: respecting and looking after it is essential to reveal a great terroir.”
Domaine Hubert Lignier has grown to 9 hectares and has extensive holdings not just in Morey but also Gevrey, Chambolle and Nuits St Georges. Hubert’s son, Laurent, now runs the Domaine and is gaining a reputation for making pure ‘terroir’ driven wines of profound fruit quality. Excellent recent reviews from ‘Bourgogne Aujourdhui’ This feels like a terrific time for Laurent and his Domaine. Having put their troubles behind them he has made a run of exceptional if differing vintages with skilful wine making and sensitivity towards terroir as their hallmark. We recently welcomed Laurent to London for two days of tasting and I was genuinely wowed by many of the wines we drank. The future looks bright as this domaine reclaims its rightful place in the top level of Morey-St-Denis. Watch out for the 2017s, they are terrific.