Georges Lignier et Fils, Bourgogne Passetoutgrain 2018Regular price $24.00 Save $-24.00
Variety: Pinot Noir and Gamay
Neal Rosenthal wine merchant has had the Lignier name under his portfolio wing for over thirty years, by way of Hubert Lignier, Georges’ cousin. Georges and Hubert both have vineyards in the Morey-Saint-Denis appellation, though this is where their similarities begin and end. Hubert chooses a bold and structured style for his Burgundy while Georges goes for delicate and seductive. The domain is now led by Georges’ nephew, Benoit, who worked under his uncle for an entire decade before gaining control of the vines or cellar in 2008. Benoit’s approach is very much traditional; he aims for aromatic concentration over color or structure. His usage of barrel aging is a timeless example of Burgundy tradition; older barrels are used for the Villages level wines while some new oak is used for the crus. The domain has seriously substantial plots throughout Burgundy with the average age of the vines about fifty years old.