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LUCIEN LE MOINE

Pommard "Les Grands Epenots"

Premier Cru

The commune of Pommard lies on a slope descending from Beaune, to the north, to Volnay, to the south. Of Pommard’s 832 acres of vineyards, 309 are ranked premier cru over 24 climats.   The 25 acre Les Grands Epenots vineyard is considered by some one of the very finest climats in Pommard.

The fruit for Lucien Le Moine's "Les Grands Epenots" comes from higher up in the vineyard leading to a classic and very fine expression.  It can be viewed as the opposite of a typical "Les Epenots" even though they are next to each other.  The vineyard is higher, it has better drainage, and there is more limestone, resulting in a wine that is both silkier and more easygoing than "Les Epenots". 

   
Pommard "Les Grands Epenots" label