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2020 Domaine Lignier-Michelot Morey-Saint-Denis ‘Vieilles Vignes’

  • Producer
    Domaine Lignier-Michelot
  • Vintage
  • Grape Variety
    Pinot Noir
  • Region
  • Sub Region
    Morey St Denis
  • Size

The Lignier family have deep roots in the village of Morey Saint Denis and own 10.5 hectares of some of the very best vineyard sites in this village,along with plots in the two neighbouring villages of Chambolle Musigny and Gevrey Chambertin.

In the last 10 years Virgile Lignier has modified his wine-making using whole-bunch vinification ranging from 30-100% depending on the vintage and the vineyard, and he has also reduced the percentage of new oak for maturation with most wines seeing around 30% making its effect seamless in the final wines.

They are wines which are often very seductive at a young age which also clearly have the potential for ageing superbly. This very young domaine is now regarded among the very best in the Cotes de Nuits.

Tasting Notes

90-92 Points Neal Martin
Containing just over 80% whole bunch, the 2020 Morey-Saint-Denis Vieilles Vignes has a vibrant, fresh and delineated bouquet that gains intensity in the glass. The palate is medium-bodied with a mixture of red and black fruit. Grainy tannins, fresh acidity, this has commendable precision on the finish. I envisage this ageing well in bottle.

2020 Domaine Lignier-Michelot Morey-Saint-Denis ‘Vieilles Vignes’