Lucien Le Moine Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru “Les Petits Monts” 2016 (95 VM)
“Bright ruby-red. Spectacularly pure, high-pitched, kaleidoscopic nose combines raspberry, blood orange and white pepper. Seriously dense and powerful but extremely young and not yet showing the harmoniousness of the Beaux-Monts, which was completely destemmed. The whole-cluster element gives this wine captivating peppery energy but has not yet fully integrated with the wine’s acidity. But this beauty cleanses the palate and leaves the taste buds humming, finishing with a magical impression of weightlessness.”
Lucien Le Moine
Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru “Les Petits Monts”
Les Petits Monts is a small, 9 acre vineyard just up-slope from Richebourg. Mounir Saouma says about Les Petits Monts that it is not far from Les Suchots, and on top of Richebourg, with a poor, dry soil. It is in character the opposite of Les Suchots, which is colored and tannic - it is a subtle and very fine wine, which shows little tannin, more floral notes and more of a St-Vivant character.
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 doing everything by hand, working with a dazzling array of Burgundy’s great terroirs.