2014 Domaine Hubert Lignier 1er Cru La Perrière
To make the wines from Domaine Hubert Lignier, the grapes are sorted by quality, when picking grapes that do not look good enough are thrown away. The winery is very traditional and certainly adheres to the traditional methods of wine making; the stem is picked up manually and the fermentation takes place in an open tank made of cement so that 'pigeage' (This is the traditional method of pressing grapes by stamping with feet - of course washed!) can be used as a pressing method . The fermentation is fairly long and takes 15-20 days, while at most wineries it is no longer than 2 weeks. For 'village wines' between 20% - 30% new oak is used with 18 months in barrel and for the Premier and Grand Crus about 50% new oak is used with 22-24 months in barrel.
This Premier Cru from Hubert Lignier, 'La Perriere', is made from 100% pinot noir grapes from vineyards located in Gevrey-Chambertin, which is one of the other areas of Domaine Hubert Lignier. The profile of this Lignier is wonderfully meaty and is beautifully elegant. For the nose this wine is very precisely full of complex aromas and in the mouth the taste is robust with delicious tannins and a perfect acidity, truly a delight for mouth and nose. This is a wine that you can keep for many years and will only get better from it, but drinking it now is not a punishment. The '' La Perrière 'made from the 40-year-old vineyards south of the winery is a wine that you can't get enough of!
The wines of Domaine Hubert Lignier are nicely summarized by the Hubert himself, because he says:
"What is the style of Hubert Lignier? Wines that bring pleasure, sometimes emotions but never taste the same. Wines that we love to taste and to drink. "
|Type of Wine||Red|
|Drinking as of||2020|
|Tasting Profiles||Earthy, Rustic, Complex, Dry, Fruity, Aged on wood, Mineral, Red fruit, Flexible, Tannines, Full|
|Drink moments||Indruk maken, Lekker luxe, Open haard, Romantisch|