- “Some of the most compelling wines in Burgundy” - Galloni
- Aged on full lees for up to 2 years – very rare
- Expressive, complex, icon wines from the region
Lucien le Moine’s (The Enlightened Monk) seems to so often be labelled a 'modernist' due to his long elevage technique, lack of sulphur use and no racking hence a lot of work with the lees. In fact, as he says himself its "as traditional as it gets" given the winemaking history of Burgundy. His cellar gets very cold during Winter preventing the normal malolactic fermentation extending the elevage which he passionately believes give the soul to the end product.
“A notably ripe but not really exotic nose offers up notes of both white and yellow orchard fruit, floral elements and a hint of pain grillé. There is fine richness and a really lovely sense of underlying tension to the lightly mineral-infused medium-bodied flavors that coat the mouth with dry extract that serves to buffer the relatively firm acid spine on the citrusy, long and impressively complex finale. This too is a wine of harmony and balance” – Outstanding – 94 points Burghound