Domaine Hubert Lignier 2016 Morey-Saint-Denis, Tres Girard, AOC

Domaine Hubert Lignier 2016 Morey-Saint-Denis, Tres Girard, AOC

Item Number: 13078

UPC: None

Country: France
Region: Burgundy
Sub Region: Cote de Nuits
Appellation/AVA: Morey-Saint-Denis AOC
Vineyard Designation: Tres Girard
Vintage: 2016
Grape(s): 100% Pinot Noir
Type: Wine - Red
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Pack: 12
Closure: Cork
Alc by Vol(%): 13.5
Viticulture: Practicing Organic

Vineyard Notes: This is made from purchased grapes from a half-hectare parcel just below 1er Cru Clos Sorbé on the slope in southern Morey-Saint-Denis.

Tasting Notes: The 2016 shows exceptional purity of fruit, with clearly delineated flavors of Bing cherry, baking spice, and subtle earth. The tannins are mild and well-coated, and this wine drinks beautifully even at this early stage.

Vinification Notes: At harvest time, the pickers remove any unhealthy clusters in the field, to avoid contamination of the healthy grapes in the baskets. Traditional vinification practices are the core of their work: grapes are destemmed and fermentation takes place in open-top cement tanks that allow manual pigéage. Only natural yeasts are used. Laurent uses an extended cold soak maceration period prior to fermentation to allow greater extraction. Fermentation is rather long and generally lasts 15 to 20 days following the cold soak of 5 days. The use of new oak for the élevage is carefully restrained; the norm being approximately 20% to ­30% on the village wines and up to 50% for the premier and grand crus. The wines of the village appellations usually spend 18 months in barrel while the premier and grand crus remain in cask for 20 to 24 months before being bottled, all without fining or filtration. All work in the cellar that requires movement of the wine is done by gravity; the wines are never pumped.

Reviews

  • Vinous
    Rating: (88-90) (1/4/2018)

    Quite open and aromatic on the nose, offering scents of black cherry and flowers. Nicely concentrated, sappy wine with a subtle sweetness to its flavors of cherry and black raspberry. This fruit was entirely destemmed but the wine finishes linear and firmly tannic, with good saline persistence.
  • Burghound
    Rating: 88-89 (1/15/2018)

    Brooding aromas of black cherry and plum liqueur are laced with plenty of earth and spice whiffs. Once again there is good intensity to the delicious middle weight flavors that possess lovely midpalate density before concluding in a moderately complex but well-balanced and persistent finish. A competent villages.
  • The Wine Advocate
    Rating: (88-90) (12/29/2017)

    The 2016 Morey-Saint-Denis Très Girard comes from purchased grapes that were completely destemmed. It has quite a spicy, lively bouquet that is simple but a bundle of joy. The palate is medium-bodied with fine but firm tannin, more saline than some of the village Gevreys with fine structure on the finish that just needs a touch more flesh to develop.