Domaine Luneau-Papin, Muscadet L d'Or, 2017

$28.99

45 year old vines on classic Gneiss and Granitic substrate. Walks a perfect line between richness of texture and lean, sunny acid with rocky minerals.

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Domaine Luneau-Papin

There has been a true revolution of quality minded producers in Muscadet over the past couple of decades, and the Domaine Luneau-Papin has always been a leader in this movement.

Indeed, their long partnership with famed importers Joe Dressner and Denyse Louis was a catalyst for bringing Muscadet to the cusp of popularity among wine "geekdom" across the U.S. But don't get caught thinking that Luneau-Papin is "new". The Domaine has been in existance for 2 centuries. Today, Pierre-Marie Luneau manages the vineyards and cellar, having taken over for his father in 2011.

Everything that Pierre-Marie does is meant to continue the tradition of quality at the estate. All the grapes are hand-harvested (not common in the region), farming is sustainable and the work in the cellar is very old-school. They use CO2 to preserve the freshness of the wine, and age the cuvées in underground, cement tanks.

Pierre-Marie is obsessed with the wide range of unique terroir and geology that his region possesses. If you visit he'll likely take you up to the top of a hilly vineyard to survey the land and point out all the different types of ancient rock.

Details

  • Country

    France

  • Region

    Loire

  • Grape Variety

    Melon de Bourgogne

  • Vintage

    2017

  • Size

    750ml

  • Farming Practice

    Biodynamic

  • Style

    Crisp , Fruity , Minerally

  • Sweetness

    Dry

  • Body

    Light Bodied