More clay in the soil gives a deeper, structured wine. Since Laurent told me last summer how good this vineyard is I’ve been tasting as much as possible. Both Laurent’s 2009 and 2010 are drinking beautifully now, while the 2014 has superb potential. A blend of domaine and bought grapes, vines average 45 years, and this gets 25% whole bunch. Concentration with mineral cut, layers of dark fruit, long and fine, power here.
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.