Passetoutgrain is an often overlooked appellation for affordable Burgundy. It is traditionally a blend of Pinot Noir and it's fruitier, more fun cousin Gamay. It is the perfect wine to put a chill on and enjoy the end of summer, or to serve with Turkey or Venison. The nose is dominated by fruity notes (raspberry, wild strawberry) with more discrete hints of fresh exotic fruit. The palate is supple with a great deal of finesse and harmony. Fresh finish with notes of light tobacco.
Georges is a cousin of the legendary Hubert Lignier, and like his cousin owns a swatch of some of the very best vineyards in and around Morey-St-Denis. While Hubert is known for structured, masculine wines, the wines of Georges Lignier tend to emphasize elegance and finesse. Today the wines are being made by Georges' nephew Benoit Stehly, who worked at the domaine for a decade alongside his uncle, before assuming control of the work in both the vineyard and the cellar in 2008.