Hubert Lignier, Bourgogne Rouge 'Grand Chaliot' 2019Regular price $55.00 Save $-55.00
Variety: Pinot Noir
Hubert Lignier is one of these OG producers in a region that can be insanely difficult to navigate buying. Great Burgundy is something I cherish and once you start drinking Pinot Noirs like these, it really changes the way you look at the varietal. The production levels on these wines are tiny and insanely hard to come by. The family has been farming their land for five generations, since the 1880s, and has always passed it onto the next generation. With some incredible vineyards, the idea of "site" makes great wines, it is insanely true with the wines of Hubert Lignier. The farming is not just a chore for the Ligniers: it is part of who they are. They follow the principles of lutte raisonnée (sensible combat) in their viticulture, using practices of low intervention and only organic compost when necessary.
Grand Chaliot is a lieu dit just south of Nuits-Saint-Georges, resembling the seriousness of the wines of the area without the NSG price tag. Even though the Lignier family produces wines of all Burgundy classifications, ‘Grand Chaliot’ meets the same rigorous standards.