« We aspire to make authentic and sensual wines
that express their own terroir. »
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.
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.
"How to define Hubert Lignier style? Wines that bring pleasure, sometimes emotions, but never taste alike. Wines we enjoy tasting and drinking."
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.