The excellent reputation of Domaine Hubert Lignier goes back a long way, due to the finesse and concentration of their wines. In 1991 Hubert's son Romain joined the domain. He sadly died in 2004, and two years later Romain's brother, Laurent, joined his father. The domain, practicing sustainable agriculture, counts eight hectares of vineyard close to Morey, Gevrey and Chambolle. All the work is carried out with quality in mind (manual harvests, low yields, strict sorting); according to Laurent, “75% of a wine’s quality comes from the quality of the vineyard”. Most of the grapes grown are Pinot noir, with a small amount of Gamay and Aligoté. The juice is vinified with little intervention, with wild-yeast fermentation and long maturations of 21-22 months on lees. The wines are not fined or filtered. What we find in the glass is a suppleness with tannins of a velvety character.
About the cuvée
Hubert Lignier’s Chambolle-Musigny Les Bussières is a Pinot noir from a parcel near Morey Saint Denis. Here, organic agriculture is practiced and the harvests are carried out by hand. The grapes are sorted rigorously upon arrival at the winery. The grapes are then vinified naturally with very little intervention. The yeasts that ferment the juice are wild, and a third of the fruit is vatted in whole bunches. The wine is matured on lees for 21 to 22 months in oak casks. This is an elegant and delicate cuvée. Its nose is aromatic, evoking dried flower, spices, and liquorice. Its palate is mellow and fine.
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