Managed by Hubert Lignier and his son Laurent, Domaine Hubert Lignier’s wines have all the necessary beauty and sublime characteristics of Burgundy at its absolute best. Hubert has been at the helm of the 4th generation family domaine for over 6 decades and Laurent is an extremely thoughtful winemaker. The wines are always released late, the Ligniers preferring to ‘gently tend their produce.’ There is no racking after the malolactic fermentation, nor any fining or filtration. Use of oak is extremely measured, with a maximum of 30% on the Grand Crus, and less for the villages and 1er Crus. It’s an approach that pays enormous dividends: the wines show generosity, personality and real grace. According to Neal Martin, ‘if God made wine for a reason, then it was for wines like these.’ If we had to pick the next Burgundy domaine to follow, and follow very seriously, then it would be Domaine Hubert Lignier, no question.