Established at the beginning of the 20thCentury, Domaine Georges Lignier has successfully remained a family-owned estate. It was the domaine’s founder, Georges Lignier, who was responsible for transforming it in to its current state; now a grand-father himself, it all started when he had inherited some vines from his father Jules. The buildings which the property occupies today came in to the family’s ownership at this time. He was determined to make it one of the largest and most important properties in Morey Saint Denis. To which end, he has been more than successful, as the domaine now covers 16 hectares. George’s son, Bernard, formed a partnership with him in 1949 in order to help with the planting of vines. It was at this time that the domain broke away from the local cooperative, so as to concentrate on making wine under its own label. His own young son Georges, who took over from his father in 1970, established an integrated winemaking policy at the domain and greatly increased the bottling capacity. To this day, he contributes invaluable support drawing on his experience and shrewdness.
However, a new chapter has been added to the story with the arrival of his nephew Benoit Stehly at the property in 2002, after completing his oenology studies.
The domain now covers 17 appellations over 16 hectares, distributed over 50 parcels of vines, planted principally with Pinot Noir.
Domaine Lignier Clos de la Roche Grand Cru is made from 1.05 hectares of vines that Domaine Lignier farms in this prestigious appellation. The estate now comprises some 16 hectares of vineyards spread over 17 appellation. Most of the vines now have an average age of at least 50 years. The Clos de la Roche appellation covers just under 17 hectares split between 30 estates. As mentioned above, Lignier has just over one hectare producing around 5000 bottles per vintage.
Domaine Lignier Clos de la Roche Grand Cru is made in the traditional way. After manual harvest and sorting the grapes are destemmed prior to a pre-fermentation cold maceration for 3 to 5 days. The wine is then fermented for 4 or 5 days followed by 3 or 4 days on the skins to extract tannins, anthocyanins etc. The wine is then pressed into 228 litre oak barrels, 50% of which are new, where it is aged for 18 months.
Country: Burgundy, France
Grape type: Pinot Noir
Tasting Notes: There are no Burgundy Grands Crus better than Clos de la Roche. This is a magnificent 2017 from a family domaine that is "getting better and better" (JancisRobinoson.com). A superb wine of richness, muscular fruit and complexity. (Robert Parker)
里尼耶父子酒莊（Domaine Georges Lignier et Fils）位於法國布根地（Burgundy）夜丘（Cote de Nuits）產區的莫雷-聖丹尼（Morey-Saint-Denis）產酒村，是該產酒村內一座家族式精品酒莊。