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.
Country: Burgundy, France
Grape type: Pinot Noir
Production Method: Hand-harvested, preferential maceration over 3-5 days, spontaneous fermentation and maceration over about 8-9 days. Pressed and then poured into used barrels of 228 liters and matured for 18 months. With only two bypasses to remove the precipitate. Taped without filtering.
莫雷-聖丹尼（Morey-Saint-Denis）是法國布根地夜丘（Cote de Nuits）的子產區。它的左鄰右里都是無數光環加身的著名村莊。北邊是熱夫雷-香貝丹（Gevrey-Chambertin），一個生產勃艮第風格最為強勁的葡萄酒的村莊，擁有 9 座特級園，出產拿破崙征戰四方最愛的葡萄酒；南邊是香波-慕西尼（Chambolle-Musigny），一個擁有布根地最為優雅、華貴、讓人着迷的葡萄酒的村莊。夾在布根地一王一後中間，也許是周遭光環太過耀眼，使得莫雷-聖丹尼這顆明珠顯得有些暗淡。