H & L Lignier Chambolle Musigny Les Bussieres 2018
Varietal: Pinot Noir
Les Bussières sits just below the premier cru Les Sentiers (and just down-slope from grand cru Bonnes-Mares), hard on the border of Morey-Saint-Denis. The Ligniers exploit just under a half-hectare of vines here—a total of four parcels, planted between 1947 and 1983—and the wine they produce from here combines a classically Chambolle elegance with a certain mineral-derived strictness, a structure deriving more from intense calcareousness than overt tannins. One-quarter whole clusters were retained in the vinification of this 2017, which spent 18 months in barrels of which 20% were new.