Friday, January 20, 2017

Domaine Hubert LIGNIER (Morey-Saint-Denis) 2015 Part I: Bourgognes and Village Wines Tasted from Bottle and Tank and Cask Samples

Harvesting began on 8 September. Production in 2015 is about 15% less than in 2014. The grapes were picked with excellent ripeness, around 13º natural alcohol (La Riotte was 13.4º). Acidities are quite decent with pHs in the range of 3.40-3.50 after the malolactic fermentations. The estate has been organic for six years and is not certified organic. Laurent Lignier said that he had no real problem with mildew or oïdium in the vintage.

All the village wines are 20% raised in new oak.

As you can see, the quality of the regional and village wines is uniformly excellent in 2015. (Continue reading here.)