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 domainenow covers 17 appellations over 16 hectares, distributed over 50 parcels of vines, planted principally with Pinot Noir.
The grapes for Domaine Lignier Gevrey Chambertin are manually harvested, sorted by hand and destemmed prior to vinification. The wine is vinified traditionally with grapes undergoing 4 to 5 day pre-fermentation maceration in big, open wooden vats. The grapes are then crushed and the wine is fermented for 15 to 18 days prior to being aged in oak barrels (228 litres, 30% new) for 18 months. Bottled without fermentation.
Country: Burgundy, France
Grape type: Pinot Noir
Tasting Note: Domaine Lignier Gevrey Chambertin is a brilliant and dark red colour. It has an intense nose with blackcurrant and red fruit (berries and cherries) typical of the appellation on the nose. The wine is powerful and well-structured with good concentration, good balance and fine tannins. Good acidity and length.
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。