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Lignier Michelot Gevrey-Chambertin Cuvée Bertin 2020


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Burgundy, France
88-91 points




The Lignier family have deep roots in the village of Morey Saint Denis and owns 10.5 hectares of some of the very best vineyard sites in this village, and also in the 2 neighbouring villages Chambolle Musigny and Gevrey Chambertin. Virgile’s father and grandfather had always produced wine and sold it to negotiants until Virgile started working with his father in the early 1990s and he decided to sell the wines himself. Now with almost 20 vintages of experience, Virgile has moved the Domaine to fully organic viticulture and is producing what many believe to be the best wines of this prestigious village.

In the last 10 years, Virgile 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 (mostly Seguin-Moreau and Francois Freres) for maturation with most wines seeing around 30% making its effect seamless in the final wines. He also completed a new winery in time for the 2013 vintage that now enables him to work with temperature control and to gain a very gentle extraction of tannins for all his wines. This results in wines showing great precision and energy with remarkable perfume and also beautiful fine tannins and a very silky structure. They are wines that are often very seductive at a young age and also clearly have the potential for ageing superbly. This very young Domaine is now regarded among the very best in the Cotes de Nuits.


88 - 91 points

Slightly riper aromas of poached plum, cassis, violet and earthy nuances give way to intense, detailed and muscular flavours that display both moderate rusticity and austerity on the solidly complex and lingering finale that is sufficiently structured to repay up to a decade of cellaring.


Serving Temp.
14-18 °C
Cellar until
2027 - 2037
Food pairing
Grilled Quail with Asian slaw salad

Tasting Profile

Comes mostly from a parcel of .53 ha of vines planted in 1969 in Les Seuvrees which borders on to Grand cru Charmes Chambertin close to the Morey St Denis border (also small parcels from Creux Brouillard and Es Murots located further north just below the village of Gevrey Chambertin). 200 dozen produced. “The 2020 Gevrey-Chambertin "Cuvée Bertin" is 100% whole bunch this year. It has a welcoming bouquet with more red than black fruit, touches of cassis developing in the glass, and the oak neatly enmeshed. The palate is medium-bodied with sappy red fruit, good depth, though here, it needs to muster more complexity and tension on the finish.” (87-89) Vinous Media, Neal Martin December 2021

Lignier Michelot Gevrey-Chambertin Cuvée Bertin 2020

Lignier Michelot Gevrey-Chambertin Cuvée Bertin 2020

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