Wine Lucien Le Moine, Meursault Premier Cru "Charmes" AOC, 2011
The wine is a pale yellow color.
Perfectly textured, concentrated, balanced, broad, slightly sweet taste of the wine has a buttery texture, soft notes of peach, pineapple, red apple, citrus, bright minerality, has a long, rich, stubborn nut aftertaste.
Very mellow aroma of the wine is filled with notes of orange peel, apples, melons, dried pineapple, honeysuckle and hazelnut nuances of yeast sediment.
The wine goes well with fish, white meat, poultry, cheeses and pates.
Lucien Le Moine - a small wine house, created by Mounir Saouma and Rotem marriage. In the late 1980s, the Lebanese winemaker Mounir Saouma went to the Trappist monastery in the Middle East. For a long time he worked at the monastery vineyard, where he learned to create wine. Subsequently, he studied viticulture and winemaking at Montpellier and then spent six years in Burgundy and other regions of France, as well as in California. During this time he became a devotee of the traditional methods of winemaking. In 1999, Munir decided to realize all that he had seen and experienced, and with his wife, Rotem has created a small cellar for the production of exceptional wines. Mounir Saouma Rotem and soon became one of the most talked about in Burgundy producers, created a number of popular wines of the region. All the work in the cellar, and Munir Rotem do manually.
Lucien Le Moine name consists of two parts: Lucien means "light", as Le Moine translated as "Monk", in honor of the monastery, where Munir studied and gained experience for the production of wine. Over the years spent in Burgundy, Mounir and Rotem met many excellent growers - owners of the best sections of Grand Cru and Cru Premiers who buys a pair of every year the best harvest. Every year they are reconsidering their choice depending on the quality of a particular vineyard and vintage. One of the features of "Lucien Le Moine" is that the economy is never produces more than 100 barrels of wine. "More wine production will deprive me of the opportunity of personal contact with each barrel. Each barrel must be perfect, starting with the selection of aging before bottling in the bottle. I never mix wine to conceal even the slightest mistake. Our commitment is to produce wines of exceptional purity "- explains Mounir.
Wines of Lucien Le Moine House won the best reviews and are among the best in France. Many times they entered the Top "100 best wines of the world." A very famous Robert Parker Munira of "The Wine Advocate" calls "bright, hard-working man who a few years became one of the best independent producers of Burgundy."