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.
The Morey-St-Denis 1er cru "Clos des Ormes" was initially founded by monks at the nearby Cîteaux Abbey and lies at the foot of the Clos de la Roche parcel (in the Grand Cru growing area). This land has been officially certified as lying in the Morey-Saint-Denis 1er Cru appellation zone, with a total area of 4.50 hectares. It was nearly entirely replanted following heavy soil erosion during the 1963 season. The presence of winter cover crops serves to avoid this kind of soil disaster thanks to surface roots that keep the ground from eroding. In addition, the humus input into the soil offers attractive properties. This parcel spans 2 hectares and yields a production of 80 hectolitres (10,000 bottles). The vine is cared for using methods that best suit the particular soil and varietal. Pruning follows the simple Guyot cane technique.
Country: Burgundy, France
Grape type: Pinot Noir
Tasting Note: A resolutely red colour. The bouquet features tremendous complexity, with in general the fruitier aromas prevailing during the earlier years before giving way to some of the meatier tones. Spicier fragrances effuse throughout ageing, instilling a unique and special character associated with Côte de Nuits wines.
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。