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A Different Take on 2018 in Burgundy

March 4, 2020

Wine Spectator senior editor and lead taster for Burgundy, Bruce Sanderson, writes of his recent trip to France where he visited boutique negociant Lucien Le Moine to check out the 2018 vintage. Sanderson notes that “Mounir Saouma of Lucien Le Moine often goes against the prevailing wisdom in Burgundy…While many 2018s are already bottled and some can already be found on local wine lists, the Lucien Le Moine cuvées are still resting in barrel, unracked and without any sulfur.” Sanderson details the unique winemaking processes that set Lucien Le Moine apart from most Burgundy producers, and after tasting through the 2018 vintage, reveals the wines have all the signs of classic-rated Pinot Noirs and Chardonnays in the making.

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