Domaine Hubert Lignier 2016 Morey-Saint-Denis, Tres Girard, AOC
Item Number: 13078
Sub Region: Cote de Nuits
Appellation/AVA: Morey-Saint-Denis AOC
Vineyard Designation: Tres Girard
Grape(s): 100% Pinot Noir
Type: Wine - Red
Bottle Size: 750 ml
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.