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Lucien le Moine Puligny Montrachet Premier Cru les Folatieres 2002

Member Review by duncan 906:

This bottle was part of a lot I bought on the website www.bidforwine.co.uk/auctions/show/114698. On the Cotes de Beaune in Burgundy there is a slope known as Mont Rachet [Bare Mountain] between the villages of Puligny and Chassange [both of which have appended Montrachet to their names] which is famous for white wines although there are a few reds.The commune of Puligny-Montrachet got appellation status for white wines only in 1939.There are four Grand Cru vineyards and 17 Premier Cru the largest of which at 17 hectares is 'Les Folatieres' Lucien le Moine is a very small scale negociant house [one man and his wife] making small quantities of wine[ only 2,500 cases a year ] from this and other Burgundy vineyards and appellations. I started my bottle last night with my supper of fish cakes and I was impressed. There is plenty of a peach,apricot and melon style fruit with overtones of citrus and also hints of vanilla but there is also minerality as well.This is a subtle wine I thought this a just exquisite expresion of what a good chardonnay should be like.

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Lucien Le Moine:
Lucien Le Moine is a small House of Grands Crus in Beaune. It is a two people operation established in1999: "we came here because of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, we stayed because we discovered "La Côte d'Or" and its wines but also the Burgundians as People and Friends. Lucien Le Moine is our way of living the seasons in Burgundy and growing roots deep into that beautiful place where we chose t... Read more
Lucien Le Moine is a small House of Grands Crus in Beaune. It is a two people operation established in1999: "we came here because of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, we stayed because we discovered "La Côte d'Or" and its wines but also the Burgundians as People and Friends. Lucien Le Moine is our way of living the seasons in Burgundy and growing roots deep into that beautiful place where we chose to live. Mounir learned and worked in a Trappist Monastery where he discovered Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. He studied Viticulture and Oenology at the ENSAM Montpellier, than had a 6 years experience in different Wineries in Burgundy, other areas of France and California where he became fascinated by the "old way" of growing, vinificating and aging wines. One day he decided to push to the extreme everything he saw and experienced and created, with Rotem, a small cellar dedicated to the ideas of purity and typicity. Rotem comes from a cheese making family. She learned Agriculture both at the Technion and the ENESAD in Dijon and oriented her studies towards wine. At the end of her title she won a national prize from the French Academy of Agriculture for a study on the Côte d'Or than she participated in many Harvests in Burgundy and California. She joined Mounir in 1999 and they Started Lucien Le Moine together. Read less

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Snooth User: duncan 906
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08/14/2017

This bottle was part of a lot I bought on the website www.bidforwine.co.uk/auctions/show/114698. On the Cotes de Beaune in Burgundy there is a slope known as Mont Rachet [Bare Mountain] between the villages of Puligny and Chassange [both of which have appended Montrachet to their names] which is famous for white wines although there are a few reds.The commune of Puligny-Montrachet got appellation status for white wines only in 1939.There are four Grand Cru vineyards and 17 Premier Cru the largest of which at 17 hectares is 'Les Folatieres' Lucien le Moine is a very small scale negociant house [one man and his wife] making small quantities of wine[ only 2,500 cases a year ] from this and other Burgundy vineyards and appellations. I started my bottle last night with my supper of fish cakes and I was impressed. There is plenty of a peach,apricot and melon style fruit with overtones of citrus and also hints of vanilla but there is also minerality as well.This is a subtle wine I thought this a just exquisite expresion of what a good chardonnay should be like.




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