Lignier Michelot Morey-Saint-Denis Vieilles Vignes 2019

A$179.00

Availability
In stock
Volume
750ml
Varieties
Region/Country
Burgundy, France
Rating
89-92 points

Vintages

2019

Description

The Lignier family has 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 aging superbly. This very young Domaine is now regarded among the very best in the Cotes de Nuits.

Rating

Score
89 - 92 points
Reviewer
Burghound
Review

This too is quite aromatically pretty with its ripe and fresh array of floral, spice, and black currant that is laced with warm earth hints. There is excellent volume to the caressing yet powerful and concentrated medium-bodied flavours that culminate in a robust, serious, and youthfully austere finale that offers even better depth and persistence. Excellent and recommended though note well that this is firmly structured for Morey villages, so patience is required.

Specifications

Closure
Corked
Serving Temp.
12-14 °C
Alcohol
13.3%
Cellar until
2027 - 2036
Decanter
Food pairing
Beef Wellington

Tasting Profile

Palate
The 2019 Morey-Saint-Denis Vieilles Vignes contains 80% whole bunches. It has an opulent bouquet that is more towards the heady style, with touches of dates and fig filtering through the black fruit but still fresh. The palate is medium-bodied with succulent red berry fruit laced with white pepper and bay leaf, opening up nicely on the finish that cruises along with a sprinkling of white pepper and cumin. Good potential, so long as the aromatics do not become any more extravagant. Neal Martin-Vinous

Lignier Michelot Morey-Saint-Denis Vieilles Vignes 2019

Lignier Michelot Morey-Saint-Denis Vieilles Vignes 2019
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