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2018 Lucien le Moine Batard Montrachet Grand Cru

Burgundy, France

A hedonistic and luxurious Grand Cru that will astound drinkers with its power and balance.

$1,550.00

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About The Wine

Batard sits at the foot of the Montrachet Hill where the soils are deeper and rich in brown limestone with a degree of limey clay. This gives the wines a fullness and density that, in the best examples, is harnessed by razor finesse and minerality.

That is what we see here. Mounir's winemaking really works to accentuate texture and weight without losing clarity and precision and on a vineyard like Batard this is genius. An astonishingly good white Burgundy any collector should be fighting to add to their cellar.

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

Mounir seems to so often be labelled a ‘modernist’ due to his long elevage technique, lack of sulphur use during elevage and no racking hence a lot of work with the lees. In fact, as he says himself its “as traditional as it gets” given the winemaking history of Burgundy as explained further below. They visit growers and taste the wines very early just after the press, in the case of whites taking the juice straight to barrel and the reds working alongside the grower with the vinification process of the primary ferment.

Blend : Chardonnay (100%)
ABV : 14.5%
Closure : Cork
Drink Until : 2038
Bottle Size : 750ml

Mounir in the cellar
Mounir in the cellar
Beaune, France
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