2017 Griotte-Chambertin Grand Cru Lucien Le Moine Burgundy Red

St Barth’s Wine

In two decades of work, Lucien Le Moine has become one of the most talked-about Burgundy producers, making some of the most sought after wines from the region.  The approach is extreme – two people, together with doing everything by hand, working with a dazzling array of Burgundy’s great terroirs. In the late 1980s, Mounir Saouma’s visit to a Trappist monastery in the Middle East led to a prolonged stay during which he worked in the monastery vineyards and first learned to make wine.  He subsequently studied Viticulture and Oenology in Montpellier, followed by six years working in Burgundy, other areas of France, and California.  During this time he became fascinated by traditional methods of viticulture, vinification, and aging.  In 1999 he decided to push to the extreme all he had seen and experienced, and with his wife, Rotem created a small cellar dedicated to the philosophy of making wines of purity and typicity.

Griotte-Chambertin is one of the most elusive Grand Crus in Burgundy, it’s the smallest Grand Cru in Gevrey at only 3 hectares in size. The vineyard faces north-east, which means the vines are not fully exposed to the morning sunshine - this contributes to the fresher, less masculine style of its wines.

Aromatically very pretty with a restrained and beautifully layered array of cherry, raspberry, spice and soft earth nuances.

The focused, intense and beautifully delineated medium-bodied flavors possess evident minerality that also suffuses the dusty and youthfully austere finale. 

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