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Lumière - 2017


4.1 / 5.0

Spain » Vino de Mesa
white still, dry
1065 UAH
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Muchada-Léclapart Lumière 2017

Lumière, the flagship wine of Muchada-Léclapart, epitomizes their vision: a wine that is balanced, serene and imbued with a saline elegance. Sourced from the best plot, La Platera, located on a gentle hill in the Pago Miraflores and facing west, this wine is a testament to the harmony achieved between wood, soil, and fruit. Made from 100% old Palomino vines, aged 65 years, the Lumière stands out for its floral aromatics and distinctive notes of gunpowder, typical of a grand Pago. The wine undergoes fermentation and vinification in used Bordeaux barrels, remaining true to the spontaneous fermentation approach, with minimal intervention and a focus on lees work.

Producing 2,000 to 4,000 bottles annually, Muchada-Léclapart's Lumière is a wine that truly reflects the unique terroir of its origin. It is a wine that invites contemplation and appreciation, a beacon of the palomino grape's lively subtlety, and a clear representation of the meticulous and traditional winemaking practices of Muchada-Léclapart.


4.1 / 5.0750 ml@Wix Kyiv Office · Mixed Bag Vol. 12

Once again, this bottle delivered a wonderful experience. Notes of ripe peach, juniper, hazelnut, tea, beeswax, and raw white fish. Captivating, fresh, delicate, salty, and persistent. The tannins are not overwhelming, making the overall experience balanced and rounded despite some sharp edges.

Wine #9 on Mixed Bag Vol. 12 event.

4.1 / 5.0750 ml@Wix Kyiv Office · Mixed Bag Vol. 10

Lumière exemplifies harmony in a bottle. Its aroma weaves together ripe peach, juniper, hazelnut, tea, and beeswax, creating a captivating bouquet. The wine is almost perfectly balanced - its roundness complemented by a pleasant saltiness. Both acidity and tannin are moderate, contributing to its well-rounded profile. Each element in this wine synergizes to enhance balance and complexity, making it a thoroughly enjoyable experience.

Wine #1 on Mixed Bag Vol. 10 event.

4.1 / 5.0750 ml@Lo Bar

Straight to the point: Muchada-Léclapart Lumière 2017 is a knockout. Elegant generosity woven through with pencil shavings, beeswax, ripe peach, and tea, flanked by raw hazelnut and juniper. Balance, texture, and intensity? Check. It's a crisp, salty ride with a hint of tannin trailing. Sophisticated and delicious. A striking show!


Muchada-Léclapart, a collaborative winemaking project between David Léclapart, a distinguished French Champagne producer, and Alejandro Muchada, a skilled winegrower from Cádiz, represents an innovative venture in the historic wine region of Marco de Jerez, located on the Atlantic coast of Andalusia. Their mission is centred on creating a sublime white wine, distinctively without a flower veil and fortification, focusing on the revered Albariza soil and the Palomino grape, the heart and soul of Jerez.

Their vineyards, encompassing three hectares, are nestled within the prime viticultural lands of Sanlúcar de Barrameda, in the esteemed Pago Miraflores. Benefitting from the cool maritime climate provided by the nearby Atlantic Ocean, the vineyards comprise mainly old vines from ancient mass selections of Palomino fino and Muscat from Chipiona. These plots, including La Platera, Miraflores Alta, and Camino del Puerto, are each unique in their soil composition and vine age, contributing distinct qualities to the grapes.

The winemaking philosophy at Muchada-Léclapart is deeply rooted in biodynamic and organic practices, with an ongoing transition towards official certification. Their approach is one of minimal intervention: eschewing rotavators to protect the living soils, avoiding herbicides and pesticides, and employing surface ploughs for soil management. This dedication extends to their vineyards, where they practice careful pruning and limit yields to between 5000 and 8000 kg per hectare. This lower yield, a mere third of the usual production in the area, is instrumental in achieving a balance of quality and concentration, highlighting the nuanced character and subtle elegance of the well-crafted Palomino grape.

In their cellar, every detail is meticulously managed to ensure the integrity of the wine. The harvest, conducted manually in the early morning to avoid grape heating, is followed by a gentle four-hour pressing using a Champagne press. Fermentation is spontaneous, without the addition of selected yeasts or acids, and only a minimal amount of sulfur is used. The wine matures on its lees for nine months without disturbance and is then bottled without filtering or cold stabilizing to retain all its aromatic complexity and nuances.