Domaine Hubert Lignier
Côte de Nuits
Laurent Lignier and his father Hubert manage 9 hectares under vines mainly in the communes of Morey Saint Denis and Gevrey Chambertin.
The viticulture is done for over 25 years without the use of weed-killers or chemical insecticides. Domaine Hubert Lignier’s “climats” and great terroirs’ soils are firmly preserved through respect to nature and support of natural development of microorganisms in the soil. Laurent and Hubert believe that this is the key for the balance of the vine’s growth. Since 2011, the domaine uses organic protective treatments.
For vinification and ageing, the domaine uses traditional and natural methods. They believe that the fruit’s quality is essential to craft better wines. The fruit arriving to the Cuverié is severely sorted manually before it is transferred to the fermentation vats. Each one of the various terroirs from Bourgogne to the Grand Crus is equally respected and is transparent in the wine originating from it. The use of new oak is minimal and the wines are being aged in barrels on its lees for relatively long period of time (between 20-22 months). No racking is done after the completion of the malolactic fermentation and the wines are being bottled by gravity only, without fining – for preservation of their freshness and supporting their aging potential.
The resulting wines are fresh, fine and elegant, and are pleasure to be tasted from barrel to bottle. The wines have long aging potential.