Domaine Hubert Lignier (1.5 L) 2014 Nuits-St-Georges, Les Poisets, AOC
Item Number: 10547
Sub Region: Cotes de Nuits
Appellation/AVA: Nuits-Saint-Georges AOC
Vineyard Designation: Les Poisets
Grape(s): 100% Pinot Noir
Type: Wine - Red
Bottle Size: 1.5 L
Alc by Vol(%): 13
Viticulture: Practicing Organic
Fruit Source: In 2010, the Ligniers purchased a third of a hectare of old vines (circa 1947) in this lieu-dit that sits just below the great premier cru Les Cailles in the southern part of Nuits-Saint-Georges.
Tasting Notes: The 2014 is gorgeous, offering a lift and freshness not often seen in these more rugged environs, but with plenty of ripeness and concentration. It has that driving, pure-fruited energy that characterizes the best 2014s, and it should develop beautifully as it puts on some weight in the bottle.
Winemaking Notes: In the cellar, fermentation begins naturally, and the wine is never pumped—only gravity is employed when moving the wines. As his father did, Laurent allows the wine plenty of time in barrel to develop its distinctive personality and harmonize its elements, bottling after two full winters in the cellar at minimum, and after a full 24 months in most cases. The finished wine is the epitome of that classic Burgundian marriage of power and grace—both amazingly concentrated and layered yet utterly nuanced and transparent. Laurent has steered his father’s already meticulous vineyard practices in an even more rigorous direction, having eschewed the use of chemicals entirely, and working toward organic certification (to be awarded in 2018).