Three Bottle Christmas Case. Price includes delivery.
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A bottle each of:
Domaine Hubert Lignier Saint Romain 2015, Burgundy
Domaine Jean-Paul Brun Saint Amour 2017, Cru Beaujolais
Château Grand-Corbin Manuel 2015, Saint-Emilion Grand Cru, Bordeaux
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.
Early in his career Jean-Paul rejected the industrial approach to wine making which was taking over Beaujolais and began making wine in ways his ancestors would have recognised. He began using only indigenous yeasts, eschewing 71B, the designer yeast popular in the region which is responsible for the banana and candy aromas found in so much mass-produced Beaujolais. He stopped automatically chaptalizing his wines and began to concentrate on drawing out the characters of each individual site. He totally de-stems the grapes from his Crus before fermentation and vinification begins with a light cold soaking followed by maceration for 10-12 days. Elevage is partly in tank, partly in barrel, depending on the wine and the nature of each vintage. In other words, more Côte D’Or than traditional Beaujolais. The results are Beaujolais of unusual density, but which are also beautifully poised, fresh and elegant and which reflect with great clarity the subtle soil differences and age of vines of each Cru. Parcel selection is key. The domaine owns old vine plots on the local limestone rich clays as well as vineyards on the granite of Moulin-a-Vent and Fleurie. Recent vintages have been tremendous, producing some electric wines which will age beautifully.