Lucien Le Moine Nuits-St-Georges 1er Cru “Les Terres Blanches” 2016 (91 VM)
“Bright, light yellow. Pungent aromas of lemon drop, crushed rock and Chartreuse herbs. Moderately dense but quite energetic, conveying an impression of firm acidity and pronounced minerality (“this very cool, humid plot in the highest section of the cru features a distinctive kind of calcaire, with white stones and almost no clay,” says Mounir Saouma, adding that “a lot of people ask if this wine has some Pinot Blanc”). Finishes pure, salty and long, with an unexpected touch of sweetness leavened by citric lift.”
Lucien Le Moine
Nuits-St-Georges 1er Cru “Les Terres Blanches”
Les Terres Blanches is a 2.4 acre vineyard in the steepest area of Nuits-St.-Georges, and not far from the top Nuits-St.-Georges vineyards of Les Vaucrains and Les Saint-Georges. There are few producers in this small vineyard, and this very rare Nuits-St.-George white proves intriguing for its Nuits-St.-Georges character in spite of its variety and color.
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.