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2017 Lucien le Moine Chevalier Montrachet Grand Cru

Burgundy, France

A superb expression of a sought after Grand Cru from one of Burgundy's most dynamic names.

$1,550.00

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Categories: World of Wine
About
I know of no one in Burgundy who speaks with more passion, articulacy, exuberance, irreverence and sometimes wild poetry about different vineyard sites than Mounir Saouma.

Andrew Jefford, Decanter

About The Wine

Chevalier Montrachet is the highest of the Montrachet Grand Crus on the Puligny side of the great Montrachet hill. The soils are thin and stony and lend themselves to extremely mineral expressions of Chardonnay.

One of Mounir's tiny bottlings from superb Grand Cru parcels this is a pure expression of place. The nose is incredibly restrained, unfurling slowly in the glass to reveal aromas of wet rock, honeysuckle and lemon sorbet. The palate is tensile and refined but extremely powerful. There is density, texture and length for days.

It says a lot about Mounir that many will part with precious Grand Cru simply to see Mounir work his magic on their wines. If you have the means, this is a worthy Burgundy investment that will thrill.

About Lucien Le Moine

Lucien Le Moine is a partnership between husband and wife team of Mounir and Rotem Saouma.

Theirs has been one of the most talked about negociant operations on the modern Cote D'Or. They actively source parcels from the finest Premier and Grand Cru vineyards up and down Burgundy.

Winemaking wise, they have been touted as one of the benchmark 'modernist producers', however, Mounir believes that his long, slow elevages and minimal use of sulphur harken back to the Burgundy production of an era gone by.

On their operation, Jancis Robinson wrote, "An extraordinary micro negociant in Beaune. Very serious quality." These are powerful, complex wines of imposing quality and stature.

Winemakers Mounir and Rotem Saouma
Winemakers Mounir and Rotem Saouma
Beaune, France
Additional Info

From The Importer

It’s important to understand how very unique their operation is. Mounir sums it up so well when he describes their dream of creating “a library of some of the greatest 1er and Grand Cru vineyards in the Cote d’Or, every vintage”. It’s an incredible array of some of the most sought after sites in Burgundy. They are a ‘micro-negociant’, buying between one to three barrels of each site, sometimes making over 50 different Cru’s. Each year this selection can change based on what they taste.

Blend : Chardonnay (100%)
ABV : 14%
Closure : Cork
Drink Until : 2035
Bottle Size : 750ml

Mounir in the cellar
Mounir in the cellar
Beaune, France
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