Lucien Le Moine - 2018 - Montrachet Grand Cru - 750 ml.
France - Burgundy - Le Montrachet
White - Vintage: 2018 - Size: 750 ml.
Lucien Le Moine is a small négociant house in Burgundy's Côte de Beaune region. Established in 1999, it produces Pinot Noir and Chardonnay from around the Côte d'Or, from village-level, premier cru and grand cru vineyards. Le Moine produces wine from several grand cru sites, including Bonnes-Mares, Le Montrachet, Echezeaux and Richebourg. As well as some of Burgundy's most famous premier cru sites such as Les Amoureuses. Vineyards that Le Moine receive grapes from are among the most sought-after in Burgundy. Several village-level wines are also included in the portfolio, as well as generic Bourgogne Rouge and Blanc offerings. Constantly re-evaluating its sources, production at Lucien Le Moine fluctuates greatly and never exceeds 100 barrels or roughly 30,000 bottles. Limited cellar space means that some crus can consist of a single barrel and result in only 300 bottles. Lucien Le Moine is focused on the élevage period of winemaking. Wines are aged on their lees, and malolactic fermentation is put off as long as possible to produce softer wines with fewer sulphites. Depending on the vintage, battonage is used to maximize contact with the lees. Lucien Le Moine uses 100 percent new oak from the Jupilles forest in northwest of France. The wines are bottled directly from barrel with no blending, fining or filtering.