2016 Romanée Saint Vivant 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.

Bright ruby-red. Knockout, spectacularly lifted aromas of black raspberry, cocoa powder, cappuccino, rose petal and white chocolate. Wonderfully sweet, dense and seamless, with excellent delineation to its flavors of dark berries, spices, earth and dark chocolate.

Finishes with subtly building dark raspberry fruit, the plush tannins reaching the front teeth.

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