Lignier Michelot Nuits-Saint-Georges Les Murgers 1er Cru 2020


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Burgundy, France
91-94 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.


91 - 94 points

Exuberantly pinot-like aromas include those of both red and blue fruit, earth and a whisper of the Sauvage along with background floral and spice hints. Once again, there is a highly attractive texture to the solidly concentrated and intense flavours that are at once robust yet sleek, all wrapped in a powerful and very firm finish; indeed it is presently almost strict. This is definitely not fashioned for early consumption and while there is excellent potential, it is expressly built for extended keeping.


Serving Temp.
14-18 °C
Cellar until
2035 - 2045
Food pairing
Lamb roast and spring vegetables

Tasting Profile

Just 3 barrels were produced yielding one of the most perfumed and seductive Burgundies imaginable with super-fine tannins in 2018 showing impressive old vines' depth and intensity. ”The 2020 Nuits Saint-Georges Aux Murgers 1er Cru sported a tiny reduction on the nose, although there is clearly plenty of fruit packed into this wine. The palate is quite sweet and candied on the entry with orange zest and dark plum, slightly chocolatey towards the finish that has just the right amount of bitterness, though just misses length on the aftertaste.’ (90-92) Vinous Media, Neal Martin December 2021

Lignier Michelot Nuits-Saint-Georges Les Murgers 1er Cru 2020

Lignier Michelot Nuits-Saint-Georges Les Murgers 1er Cru 2020

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