Domaine Georges Lignier possesses among the more astonishing collections of vineyards in the Côte de Nuits, but it wasn’t until young Benoit Stehly—Georges’ nephew—took the reins in 2010 that the wines began to fully articulate the greatness of their terroirs.
These finished 2017s offer outstanding energy and notable density, both in the context of the vintage and of the domaine’s past offerings; they combine ripe, taut red fruits with brisk but not strident acidity, articulating their sites of origin with effortless directness.
Les Poisets is nicely located near the fine premier cru Les Cailles
varietal: pinot noir
region: burgundy, france
Benoit began the process of eliminating reliance on systemic chemical treatments in the vineyards, bringing life into the soil by working it, and being more conscientious about harvesting. In the cellar, Benoit prefers long, gentle extractions with pump-overs favored over punch-downs, thereby retaining the nimble, high-toned purity Pinot Noir can achieve in Burgundy’s hallowed soils.