Decanter’s Andrew Jefford interviews Mounir Sauoma, of Burgundy’s Lucien Le Moine and Châteauneuf’s Rotem & Mounir Saouma. Jefford cover’s Mounir’s long career, starting in the late 1990s buying newly fermented wines from growers, raising them, and finally bottling them to his 2006 acquisitions ins Châteauneuf. Although the two regions may seem to share little in common, Mounir expresses that “Pinot Noir and Grenache taste like neutral fruit […] These neutral, empty varieties are the ambassadors of terroir.”
To learn more about Mounir’s fascinating careers and unique approach to winemaking, read the full article HERE.
Rhône Valley, France
Burgundy meets the Rhone. An utter respect for tradition, and in some ways a total break. We've watched as Mounir and Rotem Saouma, of Burgundy producer Lucien Le Moine, slowly developed their estate and wines in Chateauneuf-du-Pape, and the results today are too extraordinary and distinct to ignore.
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.