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Lignier-Michelot Morey Saint Denis 'Vieilles Vignes' 2019

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The Wine

The MSD VV 19 is made from a blend of 3 vineyards totalling around 1.5 ha with old vines planted 1946, 1948, 1950’s and 1980’s which lie in the middle of the appellation, from Tres Girard, Les Cognees and Bas Chenevery. This wine is consistently very aromatic and incredibly attractive when young with great depth of aromas and remarkable generosity on the palate also. A stunning village wine that provides great pleasure from a very young age. This year the ferment contained 95% whole bunches this year with some tiny millerande grapes from very old vines of up to 70 years old giving the impression of more sweetness and more tannins giving an impression of more density yet very fine palate.

91-93 points Vinous Media, Neal Martin "The 2019 Morey-Saint-Denis Vieilles Vignes contains 80% whole bunches. It has an opulent bouquet that is more towards the heady style, touches of dates and fig filtering through the black fruit but still fresh. The palate is medium-bodied with succulent red berry fruit laced with white pepper and bay leaf, opening up nicely on the finish that cruises along with a sprinkling of white pepper and cumin. Good potential, so long as the aromatics do not become any more extravagant.” 

89-92 points Burghound ”80% whole cluster. This too is quite aromatically pretty with its ripe and fresh array of floral, spice and black currant that is laced with warm earth hints. There is excellent volume to the caressing yet powerful and concentrated medium-bodied flavors that culminate in a robust, serious and youthfully austere finale that offers even better depth and persistence. Excellent and recommended though note well that this is firmly structured for a Morey villages, so patience required." 

91-93 points, Jasper Morris MW  ”80% whole bunch. From Très Girard, Les Cognées and Chenevery. Rich deep purple with a much more concentrated fruit on the nose, lifted a little by the whole bunches. Plump dark fruit, spicy notes, fills the mouth out, slightly darker fruit than En la Rue de Vergy and will take a little longer. Firm tannins." 


The Details
Variety - Pinot Noir
Country -  France
Region - Burgundy
Sub Region
 - Morey-st-denis

Extra - Cork
Year - 2019
Volume - 750ml

About the Wine Maker

The Lignier family have deep roots in the village of Morey Saint Denis and some of the very best vineyard sites in this village. The Domane is under the care of Virgile Ligner. They also have tiny holdings in neighbouring Chambolle Musigny and Gevrey Chambertin. Virgile’s father and grand-father had always produced wine and sold it to negotiants until Virgile started working with his father in the early 1990’s and he decided to sell the wines himself. Now with almost 20 vintages of experience Virgile has moved the domaine to fully organic viticulture and is producing what many believe to be the best wines of this prestigious village. In the last 10 years Virgile has modified his wine-making using whole-bunch vinification ranging from 30%-100% pending on the vintage and the vineyard. He has also reduced the percentage of new oak (mostly Seguin-Moreau and Francois freres) for maturation with most wines seeing around 30% making its effect seamless in the final wines. He also completed a new winery back in 2013 that enables him to work with temperature control and to gain a very gentle extraction of tannins for all his wines. This results in wines are showing great precision and energy with remarkable perfume and also beautiful fine tannins and very silky structure. They are wines which are often very seductive at a young age which also clearly have the potential for ageing superbly. This very young domaine is now regarded among the very best in the Cotes de Nuits!