Domaine Hubert Lignier 2014 Griotte-Chambertin Grand Cru AOC
Item Number: 10559
Sub Region: Cote de Nuits
Appellation/AVA: Griotte-Chambertin Grand Cru AOC
Vineyard Designation: Griotte-Chambertin
Grape(s): 100% Pinot Noir
Type: Wine - Red
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Alc by Vol(%): 13.5
Viticulture: Practicing Organic
Fruit Source: In 2014, Hubert and Laurent sourced grapes from a 50-year-old plot in this hallowed grand cru—a total of only two barrels of wine.
Tasting Notes: Of the three grand crus issuing forth from Lignier’s cellar, this is the most elegant, airy, and feminine, emphasizing higher-toned spices and floral elements in its aromatics, and with a mineral-drenched, vibrant palate full of lift and energy. Nonetheless, its tightly coiled structure and slightly inward-facing demeanor signal the need for some cellar time in order for the wine to fully blossom.
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.