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Lignier-Michelot Morey St Denis 'En la rue de Vergy' 2019

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The Wine

This tiny vineyard of just over 3 hectares borders directly on to 3 Grand cru vineyards (Bonnes Mares, Clos de Tart and Clos des Lambrays) and Virgile vines planted 1975 border on to those Grand cru’s. Situated quite high on the slope just above Clos de Tart where the limestone is quite close to the surface similar to the highest vineyards in Chambolle Musigny which it borders on the southern side. A stunning village site and from his fabulous holding this wine looks closer to Premier cru standard than village in intensity and detail! 

 ”The 2019 Morey-Saint-Denis En La Rue de Vergy, comes from 50-year-old vines and is blended with 70% whole bunches. It has an intense nose, a mélange of red/black fruit, hints of kirsch and rose petals. The palate is medium-bodied with shimmering red berry fruit, a fine bead of acidity, silky smooth with a surfeit of tension on the finish. What is not to like about this Morey-Saint-Denis? Very little.” 89-91 points Burghound

 “(70% whole cluster). A slightly cooler though still liqueur-like nose features notes of black raspberry, violet and subtle spice influences. The sleek, delicious and very well-detailed flavors exude a subtle minerality that adds a sense of lift to the youthfully austere and equally refreshing finale. This too is really quite good and worth a look. "92-94 points Vinous Media, Neal Martin

”70% whole bunch. Another brisk purple colour. The fruit on the nose has a slightly less thick texture up here on the stones. Slightly high toned at the first. More red fruit here and very good length. 90-92 points, Jasper Morris MW

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!