2017 Muscadet 'La Grange'Pierre Luneau Papin
One of the leading domaines of the Nantais, Pierre Luneau-Papin, hails from a long line of vignerons. The Luneau family is well established in the region; their presence here may be traced as far back as the late 17th Century and Pierre Luneau is the thirteenth generation of his family to bear the name Pierre. Pierre and Monique, his wife, are the seventh generation of vignerons to run Domaine Luneau-Papin, which was founded by Pierre's forebears in the 18th Century.
2017 Muscadet La Grange vieilles vignes
From more than thirty five year old vines grown on mica-schist in the village of Le Landreau. Hand harvested and aged on lees for 7 months. On the palate the wine is fullish, complex and beautifully focused, with solid mid-palate depth, nice framing acids and very good length on the classy finish. “The 2017 La Grange Vieilles Vignes from Luneau-Papin is a classic and beautifully expressive example of Muscadet. The bright bouquet wafts from the glass in lemon, green apple, ocean breeze, granitic minerality, a whisper of leesiness and a topnote of dried flowers. On the palate the wine is vibrant, zesty and full-bodied, with snappy acids, a fine core, lovely mineral drive and a long, nascently complex and snappy finish. This is an excellent bottle of Muscadet that is still a puppy and will be even better in a year or two and clearly last twenty-plus years. Fine, fine juice. 2018-2040. 92/100” thewinedoctor.com Feb 2018