Lignier Michelot Nuits-Saint-Georges Aux Murgers 1er Cru 2019


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Burgundy, France
91-93 points




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


91 - 93 points

A markedly earthy and Sauvage-suffused nose displays notes of mostly red and dark currant and plum. The solidly intense, tautly muscular, and delineated middle-weight flavours possess a rustic mouthfeel as well as fine depth and persistence. This concentrated and moderately austere effort isn't elegant, indeed it's robust, but I like the frank character. Patience suggested


Serving Temp.
12-14 °C
Cellar until
2031 - 2041
Food pairing
Miso chicken with mushrooms

Tasting Profile

70% whole bunch, and enough fruit for nine barrels. Spectacular nose again but it is pretty rich, teetering on the excess here. Rich bright purple. Fluid through the middle with a lovely finish. Attractive. Jasper Morris MW

Lignier Michelot Nuits-Saint-Georges Aux Murgers 1er Cru 2019

Lignier Michelot Nuits-Saint-Georges Aux Murgers 1er Cru 2019

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