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Clos de la Roche Grand Cru, Domaine Georges Lignier, 2022

Clos de la Roche Grand Cru, Domaine Georges Lignier, 2022

Domaine Georges Lignier et Fils | Burgundy, France | 75cl
  • Red Still
  • Organic
  • Pinot Noir
Regular price £204.00
Regular price Offer price £204.00

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This wine is offered En Primeur, with an est. delivery in spring 2024.

Founded over hundred years ago, Georges Lignier has some of the greatest vineyards in and around Morey-Saint-Denis. Jasper Morris observes “one of the strengths of the 16ha domaine is to have mature vineyards… replanted systematically in the 1950s with good vine material, not clones.” The domaine is led by Benoit Stehly, nephew of Georges Lignier, who worked for a decade alongside his uncle, before assuming control of the work in both the vineyard and the cellar in 2008.

Benoit believes that Clos de la Roche more closely resembles Mazoyeres Chambertin (which interestingly Romain Taupenot is always keen to suggest should be called Mazoyeres Saint Denis) and alongside Clos Vougeot and Chambertin these are the ‘powerful, masculine’ Grand Crus.

What the critics say:

96/100Christy Canterbury MW, Tim Atkin

"Elderberries, Fig Newtons and crushed sea salt gather on the nose. Luxuriously ripe fruit spans out on the weighty palate, which is nicely supported by firm, almost stern, acidity. The tannins are strapping but neither aggressive nor drying. This comes from four parcels in Clos de la Roche, totaling 1.05 hectares, and will need time in bottle."

92-93/100William Kelley, Wine Advocate

"The 2022 Clos de la Roche Grand Cru derives from multiple parcels that together amount to one hectare. Mingling notions of plums and red berries with hints of orange zest, petals and spices, it's medium to full-bodied, layered and lively and more obviously structured by sweet, powdery tannin than the more sensual Clos Saint-Denis."

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Domaine Georges Lignier et Fils

We’ve been avid followers of Lignier’s wines for years, which are amongst some of the most attractively priced in the Cote d’Or! The domaine boasts significant parcels of renowned Grand Cru vineyards, including the largest proprietorship of the Clos Saint-Denis at 1.49 hectares.

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