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We aspire to make authentic and sensual wines
that express their own terroir.

Laurent Lignier

A typically Burgundian estate in Morey-St-Denis

In the vineyards, respect of nature

The duet father and son Hubert and Laurent Lignier manage 9 hectares and make 24 wines (Bourgogne, village, premier and grand cru appellations). Our vineyards are ploughed sinced 1990s, excluding weedkiller and insecticides. Our “climates” and great terroirs’ soils are firmly respected in order to favour microorganism and therefore the essential balance for the vine’s growth. Since 2011, we use organic protective treatments.

In the cellar, watching and patience are key

For vinifications and ageing, our methods are little interventionist.The fruit’s quality is essential to craft 24 great wines. We make fresh, fine and elegant wines which are also full bodied with a long lasting and mouth-watering finish.
Each of our terroirs (Clos de la Roche, Morey, Gevrey-Chambertin, …) expresses itself through our wines. Our ageing in barrels (20 to 30% new oak) is rather long (20 or 22 months), on lees and without racking after malolactic fermentation. The wines are bottled using gravity, without fining in order to keep the wine’s freshness and its ageing potential.

Our holiday cottage to welcome you

A few years ago, we opened up the holiday cottage, le Gite du Grand Cèdre in the heart of our estate in Morey-St Denis.
We can therefore welcome, all Burgundy and wine loves, who come to spend a few days in a lovely and comfortable XIXth century house. In every season, the view over Morey’s Grands Crus, is beautiful and encourages to spend delightful moments.
For further information, see our website
: www.gite-legrandcedre.fr

A family estate for 5 generations

Around 1880, Jacques Lignier purchases plots of vines in Morey-St-Denis, in the heart of the Côte de Nuits, where the domain is still today. The business is passed on from father to son: His son Jules takes over, then Henri and Hubert follow. In the sixties, the estate extends to 8 hectares.
In 1992, Romain Lignier joins his father but sadly dies in 2004. In 2006, it’s his brother Laurent, with both commercial and technical skills, who takes over the business to help his father. A new cellar is built in Morey-St-Denis.

It is my duty to preserve and to pass on this family heritage to future generations.

How to define Hubert Lignier style?
Wines that bring pleasure, sometimes emotions, but never taste alike.
Wines we enjoy tasting and drinking.

The last Vintages
at Domaine Hubert Lignier

In Burgundy, perhaps more than elsewhere, the influence of the vintage is essential.Every vintage marks and inspires the wines. We suggest you review our personal notes on the past 8 vintages.

intense
& precious

Beginning of the harvest on October 5th. Late vintage because of the cold and wet spring, followed by a hot and bright summer like in 1978. The small grapes matured nicely and promise lovely quality wines.

round
& focused

Harvesting started on 16 September; After 20 months’ barrel-ageing, the Pinot Noir expresses itself in a symphony of aromas and flavours! The red fruit predominates and the terroir shows through with minerality and sweet spices. Enjoyed when young or kept back for later, these wines will enchant your palate with their purity and length on the palate …

density
& majesty

Harvesting started on 8 September. A quieter year in the vineyards at last! The small ripe bunches of Pinot Noir were greeted with delight on the sorting table and gave us a glimpse of a great vintage for cellar-ageing. The wines are rich and silky on the palate with pronounced black fruit. The aromatic depth inspires the drinker, its substance shows great nobility. This velvety wine is one for laying down …

 

purity
& sensuality

Harvest began on September 30th. The wine expresses all the delicacy, elegance and the typicity of the Pinot Noir. The wine connoisseur will be thrilled by the pure and sensual texture of our wines and the terroir’s perfect expression. True ageing potential.

silky
& expressive

Harvest began on September 3rd. The wines proved all their potential at the end of ageing, beautifully respecting their terroir. Supple tannins. Wines lighter in alcohol than 2010. To be appreciated rather young, except for the Grands Crus that have a nice ageing potential.

well-balanced
& deep

The juices are full-bodied, elegant and with a good structure. A very promising vintage but with small volumes. Harvest began on September 23rd.

Subtle
& aromatic

Harvesting started on 5 September; this early vintage created supple wines with lovely aromatic complexity. It shows no hardness on the palate, and is distinguished by its finesse and elegance. The wines are drinking well now but the Grand Crus will keep for another twenty years.

straight
& full-bodied

Harvest began on September 24th. It’s an ideal vintage for ageing. Surprising by the freshness due to an unusual high acidity. The village appellations are starting to open up for the pleasure of the palate.

rich
& “gourmand”

Harvest started on September 15th. Full wines. The village appellations can be tasted now. Keep Grands Crus and Premiers Crus a little more, they still have a lot of potential for the years to come.

To welcome you in the heart of the estate, we have a comfortable holiday cottage. Check out our website to discover and book our holiday cottage: www.gite-legrandcedre.fr.

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Contact

Domaine Hubert LIGNIER
45 Grande Rue
21 220 Morey-Saint-Denis, Côte d’Or – France
Tel. +33 (0)3 80 51 87 40

Chais au « Grand Cèdre »
13, route nationale 74 – 21220 Morey-Saint-Denis

The soil is the key to succeed in making a great wine:
respecting and looking after it is essential to reveal a great terroir.