2020 Luneau Papin Muscadet ‘La Grange Vieilles Vignes’
Region: Loire Valley, France
Viticulture: Biodynamic since 2014, certified organic
Winemaker: Pierre and Monique Luneau-Papin
From vines planted 1974 grown on mica-schist with a bedrock of schist in the village of Le Landreau. In his immaculate winery, Pierre proceeds to vinify in small batches according to the origin of the fruit. The harvest is done by hand, also a rarity in the region, to avoid any oxidation before pressing. Following a classic Muscadet-sur-lie process, where the wine is kept on its lees for 7 months, with a fair amount of CO2 as protection, until bottling in the spring following the harvest.aged on lees for 7 months.
On the palate the wine is pure and well defined, complex and beautifully focused, with solid mid-palate depth, nice framing acids and very good length on the classy finish.
This wine delivers crisp acidity and goes well with lighter style foods including oysters, sashimi, prawns and salads. However, it is best defined for it’s clean yet crunchy mouthfeel that the fine lees add due to being aged on lees for 7 months. I really enjoy this wine and it is a true representative of what Muscadet can deliver.
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