Domaine Lignier-Michelot Morey Saint Denis 1er Cru Les Faconnières 2020
The Lignier family have deep roots in the village of Morey Saint Denis and own 10.5 hectares of some of the very best vineyard sites in this village, and also in the 2 neighbouring villages Chambolle Musigny and Gevrey Chambertin. Virgile’s father and grand-father had always produced wine and sold it to negotiants until Virgile started working with his father in the early 1990’s and he decided to sell the wines himself. Now with almost 20 vintages of experience Virgile has moved the domaine to fully organic viticulture and is producing what many believe to be the best wines of this prestigious village.
A beautifully sited vineyard planted in 1948 located just below the ‘heart’ of Clos de la Roche. Often very close to Grand cru in quality and depth. Stunning. 2020 absolutely screams top Burgundy. This couldn’t be from anywhere else. Beguiling nose of red and black berries, brown spice, fresh and dried floral notes, forest floor, and something elusive. Extremely limited.
The 2020 Morey-Saint-Denis Faconnières 1er Cru has a taut and slightly flinty bouquet. This is well-defined and focused, touches of clove and sous-bois emerging with time. The palate is medium-bodied with fine-grain tannins, good acidity with a touch more density on the finish compared to the Aux Charmes. Cellar this for 3-5 years - this is a strong follow-up to the superb '19. - Neal Martin, Vinous Media, December 2021
The Finer Details
Style - Red Wine
Varietal - Pinot Noir
Country - France
Region - Burgundy
Vintage - 2020
Bottle Size - 750ml
Other - Organic, Vegan Friendly
Closure - Cork