We wanted to highlight a selection of excellent wines we have in stock from a hugely underrated producer, Domaine Hubert Lignier.
With vintages covering 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 from village to Grand Cru level, there is an opportunity to purchase a case or two both for drinking now and laying down for further cellaring.
Established in the 1880s and based in Morey-Saint-Denis, Domaine Hubert Lignier is now managed by 5th generation Laurent Lignier alongside his father Hubert. Their 9ha of vines, mainly in the communes of Morey-Saint-Denis and Gevrey-Chambertin, produce 24 wines from Bourgogne to Grand Cru, with the jewel in their crown being their 0.90ha of Clos de la Roche.
Laurent and Hubert have followed a non-interventionist philosophy in their vineyards and have been organic since 2011, recently achieving full certification. The wines are traditional and terroir driven, with a focus on producing fresh, fine and elegant Pinot Noir which have good weight and capacity to age. Recent vintages have been excellent at this property, and I have been very impressed with the range from their lieu-dits through to 1er and Grand Cru offerings.
‘Domaine Hubert Lignier is right back at the top of the quality tree’ Jasper Morris MW, Inside Burgundy (2nd Edition)
For drinking now, although no rush on either, the 2015 Morey Premier Cru Les Chenevery and 2016 Gevrey-Chambertin Les Seuvrées would be delicious now – the 2016 Chenevery looks excellent value too.
With an eye on the future, there is a rare case of their Clos de Vougeot Grand Cru (2017) which you don’t often see; while the 2018 Morey-Saint-Denis and Gevrey offerings will drink well over the next 5-15+ years.