Wine Clos Saouma, Chateauneuf-du-Pape AOC "Magis", 2010
Wine bright golden-yellow color.
The taste of wine - medium density, rich, perfectly balanced, with hints of white fruit, almond notes, well integrated acidity and expressive minerality and a long finish with ginger nuances.
Fresh, elegant bouquet of the wine slowly reveals gorgeous aromas of white peach, quince and persimmon, almond shades and nuances of rubble.
Wine is the perfect accompaniment for fish dishes and seafood, shellfish, cheeses.
Wine "Magis", whose name means "more" is made from grapes of Grenache Blanc with a small addition of varieties Claret, Russan and Burbulenk. Vineyard Clos Saouma in Chateauneuf-du-Pape is very close to the vineyards of Rayas, which is considered the best terroir in the region. The average age of the vines - mainly Grenache and Mourvedre varieties - about 50 years. The berries are harvested by hand, and after a careful pressing, the wine is fermented in small barrels. Exposure was carried out on the lees in oak barrels for at least 2 years. It is very unusual for wines produced in Châteauneuf, exposure which is usually less than one year. Volume of production of Chateauneuf-du-Pape "Magis" does not exceed 1,800 bottles a year.
"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. Source: winestyle.ru