Wine Clos Saouma, Chateauneuf-du-Pape AOC "Arioso", 2011
The wine is rich, almost opaque ruby color.
The taste of wine - juicy, clean, full-bodied, silky, with expressive tones of black raspberries, anise tones, smooth tannins and a seductive floral nuances of marshmallow in a long aftertaste.
The heady bouquet of the wine is filled with aromas of raspberry and boysenberry, accompanied by hints of Indian spices, notes of licorice and bergamot nuances of black tea and mocha.
Wine is the perfect accompaniment for refined dishes of red meat, meat pies, foie gras, roast game, mature cheeses.
Dry red wine Chateauneuf-du-Pape "Arioso" made from Grenache grapes grown exclusively in the vineyard Pignan Lieu Dit. This vineyard was the first among those who bought Mounir Saouma, but because it uses a special love winemaker. The climate is affected by the mistral, bringing coolness and moisture of the soil and gravel sand. Features terroir possible to obtain elegant wines with great balance and expression. Wine Chateauneuf-du-Pape "Arioso", 2010 matured on the lees in oak barrels for 3 years.
"Lucien Le Moine" - is a small winery located in Bonn. It was founded in 1999 by two people - Mounir Saouma, a winemaker from Lebanon, and his bride Rotem marriage. "We came here because of the Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, and stayed because of the Côte d'Or and its wines." Lucien Le Moine "- this is our way of life in Burgundy, and we are deeply sprouted roots in this beautiful place that is chosen for life." Munir studied and worked in the Trappist monastery, where he discovered the Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. Later, he entered the Higher National Agronomic School in Montpellier, where he studied viticulture and winemaking. Then, six years, gaining experience in various vineyards in Burgundy and other regions of France as well as in California, where he was bewitched by "old school" cultivation, vinification and aging of wine. One day he decided to try out everything he had seen and learned, and together with Rotem created a small wine cellar, based on the ideas of perfection and tradition.
Farm "Lucien Le Moine" only produces fine wines Class Grand Crus and Premiers to create which every year is only the best harvest. As merchants, the couple buys from local winemakers red wines most often after the pressing process and white in the form of juice, and then completes the "maturation" of wines in barrels in a small cellar of the XVIII century in Bonn. That is why the wine is produced in small quantities: in 2002, the year it was made 67 barrels of wine, in 2003 - 47 and in 2004 - 72. And the very small winery in Beaune designed just 100 barrels (30,000 bottles) . It allows Mounir and Rotem personally deal with each harvest, applying accumulated over the years of training and practice invaluable knowledge and experience.