2018 Vieilles Vignes Domaine Lignier-Michelot

Grapes Pinot Noir
Colour Red
Origin France, Burgundy
District Côte d'Or
Sub-district Côte de Nuits
Village Morey Saint Denis
ABV 13%

90% whole bunch. There's more aromatic lift in the red fruit spectrum here. Very silky - a lovely sleek texture with a salty lift on the finish. L&S (Nov 2019)

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(80% whole cluster). Once again the nose is very ripe yet not jammy with its array of poached plum, spice, cassis and violet wisps. The medium-bodied flavors are not quite as concentrated but there is still very good volume to the energetic, dusty and youthfully austere finish that is presently quite linear. Drinking range: 2026 - Rating: 88-91 Allen Meadows, (Jan 2020)

The 2018 Morey-Saint-Denis Vieilles Vignes contains around 80% whole bunch. It has an open, floral bouquet, well defined and featuring black cherries, bilberry and violet aromas. The palate is medium-bodied with chalky tannins, good acidity and black fruit infused with blood orange and citrus lemon. The compact finish needs to develop more length. Drinking range: 2023 - 2032 Rating: 89-91 Neal Martin, (Jan 2020)

Rich texture. Spicy. Exotic. plentiful matter and density - more bullish and less elegant than Rue de Vergy. Drinking range: 2023 - 2030 Rating: 88 Sarah Marsh MW, The Burgundy Briefing (Nov 2019)

Domaine Lignier-Michelot

A domaine of 11 hectares, 25% regionals, 50% Villages, 20% Premiers crus and 5% Grands Crus. Virgile Lignier worked at the domaine with his father Maurice from 1988, beginning to bottle some of the wine from 1992 (it had previously been sold to the négoce), taking over in 2000, which was the vintage when he first bottled all the domaine's production.

In the vineyard Virgile made significant changes, stopping the use of herbicides, and beginning to plough instead. Green harvesting to limits yields followed, along with greater attention to grape selection. The domaine works organically except in extremis.

The wines have a lovely combination of enough body and richness, combined with a lively clarity of expression. The old vines village cuvées are seriously good, and great value too. Going up the scale each site seems to speak very clearly of its source and there is a brightness and energy along with full, seamless fruit.

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