Lignier Bourgogne Passetoutgrain 2013 and 2014

Synopsis, Our Opinion: This was a captivating Burgundy blend that’s a FANTASTIC value.

Producer/Winery: Benoît Stehly; Domaine Georges Lignier; Morey-Saint-Denis, France.

Grape Variety: Burgundy blend – 2/3 Pinot Noir and 1/3 Gamay.

Geographic Appellation: Côte de Nuits; Burgundy, France.

Vintage: First tasting: 2013, Second tasting: 2014.

Price: First tasting: $20.70 Second tasting: $21.60 (with a 10% mixed case discount)

Purchased From: The Caviste Wine Shop; Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

Paired With: First tasting: Garden salad with brie cheese and homemade bread fresh out of the oven. Second Tasting: Chicken and rice in cream sauce.


    First tasting: Opened one hour before drinking. Clear, light ruby color with the same color rim. Earthy raspberry, plum, wet leather and Autumn Sunset Rose aromas. Very smooth, approachable, demure, light body and an 600-grit texture. Fresh and fruity with lots of tantalizing raspberry, plum and cherry flavors. Gobs of refreshing brisk acidity and SILKY soft tannins. A long finish that was dry, mineral and satisfying. Great paired with the salad and a subtle, SUPER easy drinking sipping wine after the food. We were very surprising how consequential a lift the Gamay gave to the dominant Pinot Noir. This was a captivating Burgundy blend that’s a FANTASTIC value.

    Second tasting: Our comments are the same; however, the wine paired much better with the chicken and cream sauce, neither overpowered the other and the cream sauce added breadth to the wine and it became a very MEMORABLE wine pairing.

Benoît Stehly in the Georges Lignier vineyard
Photo from Rosenthall Wine Merchant.

Alcohol Content: 12%

Closure: Reconstituted cork.

UPC Code: None Available.

Imported by: Rosenthal Wine merchant; New York, New York.