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2013 Lignier-Michelot Gevrey Chambertin Cuvee Bertin

Light label condition issue

ITEM 8102480 - Removed from a temperature and humidity controlled wine cellar

Bidder Quantity Amount Total
3 $50
Item Sold Amount Date
I8129104 3 $56 Mar 6, 2022
I8003486 1 $48 Nov 21, 2021
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PRODUCER

Lignier-Michelot

Domaine Lignier-Michelot is in Morey St. Denis. It is owned and run by Virgile Lignier, a third generation grape grower and winemaker. Until 1992 the family sold their wines to a negociant. But with the 1992 vintage they began bottling some of their wine under their own label. By 2000 Lignier-Michelot was no longer providing cuvee to negociants. The 24-acre estate includes Grand Cru parcels in Clos de la Roche and Premier Cru parcels in Morey-Saint-Denis. There are also villages parcels in Gevrey-Chambertin and Chambolle-Musigny. Clive Coates has written that Lignier-Michelot’s “wines are neat, stylish and medium to medium-full bodied.”

REGION

France, Burgundy, Côte d'Or, Côte de Nuits, Gevrey-Chambertin

Côte de Nuits is the northern part of the Côte d’Or and it includes the most famous vineyards and wine communes in the world. There are more Grand Cru appellations in the Côte de Nuits than anywhere else in Burgundy. Of the fourteen communes, or villages in the Côte de Nuits, six produce Grand Cru wines. They are Gevrey-Chambertin, Morey-St.-Denis, Chambolle-Musigny, Vougeot, Flagey-Échezeaux and Vosne-Romanee. Some of the vineyards within the Côte de Nuits are tiny, which adds to their prestige. The fabled Grand Cru vineyard La Romanee is barely two square acres. Altogether there are twenty-four Grand Cru vineyards. The region takes its name from the village of Nuits-Saint-Georges. Côtes de Nuits produces mostly reds from Pinot Noir, and the wines have been in demand for centuries. During the 18th century King Louis XIV’s physician recommended that for his health the king only drink wines from Nuits-Saint-Georges. Like most of Burgundy, the soils of the Côte de Nuit can vary greatly from one vineyard to another, though most are a base soil of limestone mixed with clay, gravel and sand.

TYPE

Red Wine, Pinot Noir

This red wine is relatively light and can pair with a wide variety of foods. The grape prefers cooler climates and the wine is most often associated with Burgundy, Champagne and the U.S. west coast. Regional differences make it nearly as fickle as it is flexible.